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Michael Dominic
Hide layer from effects?
on Apr 19, 2016 at 12:54:29 pm

Is it possible to hide a specific layer from an effect that is above it?

For instance if I have 4 layers:

Curves
Blur
Shape
Image

Can I have the shape layer NOT effected by the curves? If so can it only be hidden by the curves but still effected by the blur?

Thanks.


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John Cuevas
Re: Hide layer from effects?
on Apr 19, 2016 at 1:00:13 pm

Assuming an adjustment layer with the effect. I think what you need to do is create 2 adjustment layers(one with curves, one with blur), and sandwich the shape layer in between them.

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Michael Dominic
Re: Hide layer from effects?
on Apr 19, 2016 at 1:04:47 pm

That won't work, and it's not really the question. If I do that it changes the look of the blur.

The question again is is there a way to hide a single shape layer from a single effect?


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Walter Soyka
Re: Hide layer from effects?
on Apr 19, 2016 at 2:23:24 pm

[Michael Dominic] "The question again is is there a way to hide a single shape layer from a single effect?"

No. Adjustment layers are applied to the composite of every layer below them. You cannot exclude a specific layer from an adjustment layer.

You could, however, limit the impact of the adjustment layer with a track matte.

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