Tips for Working with Multi Layer Photos in Photoshop

On this  quick video Colin Smith from PhotoshopCAFE shows how to better work with layers in Photoshop.

If you have many layers in your workflow in Photoshop Smith has some tips for you in this video.

He starts by playing with a new adjustment layer – but this applies to all the layers below it. However there is a way to work around this. If you hold the alt/option key and drag the adjustment layer only to the layer you want to influence.

There is another way using the square and down arrow icon (see the video to find it). You can also convert a layer to a smart object and go to the image adjustment and choose curves for example and this will only effect a specific layer.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section. You can find more PhotoshopCAFE videos here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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