View Full Version : Question about copying filters or adjustments
10-12-2008, 08:58 PM
Is there a way to copy the filter settings or adjustments you have made to a layer and repeat it for another layer? Does this make sense? LOL Kind of like you copy a layer style. Thanks!
Yes, there are ways, but they're different for adjustments and filters (sorta).
Adjustments: if you want to apply the same adjustment to several layers, you can use an Adjustment Layer. Go to Layers>New Adjustment Layer, choose which type of adjustment you want to make, and name the layer, then click ok. You will get the adjustment window, make your adjustments, and click ok. You will now see a separate layer with the adjustment in it, and that adjustment will be applied to every layer BELOW the adjustment layer.
The only problem with this is if you move a layer ABOVE the adjustment layer, those adjustments will no longer be applied to the layer. The advantage of adjustment layers are you can re-adjust them at any time!
Several adjustments allow you to save settings - like Hue/Sat: make your adjustments, click on SAVE (at the right) and give your file a name. Now when you want to use those settings again, choose LOAD (at the right) and navigate to that saved file. I use this a lot when I recolor many things from a kit - that way I can be sure they are recoloring the same amount for every paper or element.
Filters: As long as it was the last filter you used, you can go to the Filters Menu, and at the top you will see the name of that filter, i.e.:Unsharp Mask. It will ALWAYS be the top choice on that menu, or you can hit CTRL+F. This will apply exactly what you did LAST in filters to whatever layer you have selected.
10-12-2008, 10:05 PM
I will try these. Gosh, I love the quick answer! Thank you.
10-15-2008, 01:02 AM
Good questions ! I am so new I don't know anything about adjustments but it's good to know about the Ctrl F for repeating filter applications.
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