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Mark Linthicum
making an Adjustment layer not effect a layer??
on Mar 22, 2010 at 7:19:20 pm

I thought there was a way you could make a layer not be effected by an adjustment layer? I remember this functionality was added in AE a few years ago.

Anyone know how to do this, cant find it in the manual.

Thanks Mark


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Dave LaRonde
Re: making an Adjustment layer not effect a layer??
on Mar 22, 2010 at 7:28:18 pm

The reason you can't find it in the manual is because your memory is faulty, or you were misinformed. Adjustment layers still affect all layers beneath them in the timeline.

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Todd Kopriva
Re: making an Adjustment layer not effect a layer??
on Mar 22, 2010 at 9:45:18 pm

Dave is right. Perhaps it will help to understand how adjustment layers work:

An adjustment layer works by rendering all of the layers beneath it into a single composite and then applying an effect to that composite.

So, from this, you can see that it doesn't really make any sense to think of one of the layers beneath an adjustment layer being excluded. The adjustment layer doesn't see individual layers at all; it just sees the one composite image that it's operating on.

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Brandon Morris
Re: making an Adjustment layer not effect a layer??
on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:45:38 pm

It would be nice to have an adjustment layer not affect a specific layer beneath, like some footage for a key.

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Stan Becker
Re: making an Adjustment layer not effect a layer??
on Jan 11, 2012 at 4:03:38 am

Just precompose the adjustment layer with all layers you want it to effect.


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John Drago
Re: making an Adjustment layer not effect a layer??
on Feb 9, 2012 at 4:09:54 pm

I was looking for that exact solution. I needed the adjustment layer to affect only the layer beneath it (for hue color changes) and that worked perfectly - just pre-compose the adjustment layer along with the layer you need "adjusted" and it will work anywhere in the layer stack without affecting anything else.


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