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#1 mimes1

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:10 AM

I had a bunch of copies of the same thing all layered on top of one another. I decided I needed a layer mask on a particular layer. Then, it became apparent that the mask was on the wrong layer. Just out of laziness I thought I would see what happened if I dragged my layer mask from one layer to the next, (instead of deleting it and making a new one on the next layer), and guess what? It worked! Who knew? I sure didn't! PS is just so full of amazing tricks. I must be a real nerd if this is what makes my day! LOL! And it's only 6 am! It's going to be a great day!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:15 AM

I think that once you understand how the layers work in PS or PSE it really makes things easier. Glad you found it. There are a few different ways of changing the layers. I usually do CTRL ] or CtrL [ for up or down.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:45 AM

Because I get into trying new things and forgetting to check what layer is active, I've added enhancements, such as masks, patterns and gradients to the wrong layer and ended up dragging them up or down, to where I need them. Mistakes do making for good learning experiences! I'm happy that you found it and it started your morning off with a delightful surprise. :-)
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:28 AM

I discovered this in a moment of desperation, and it made my day too.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:12 AM

I remember when I figured that out....very cool, and yes, I'm a geek too. It totally made my day! LOL:)

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:23 AM

Isn't our geekiness one of the things we love about each other?

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:03 PM

You're too funny, Amy!!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:53 PM

Isn't our geekiness one of the things we love about each other?


Totally!!! I love when I learn a new trick in PSE!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:04 PM

I love aha moments! Very cool, Amy!
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:00 PM

Thanks for sharing your aha moment, I didn`t know you could do that....Good tip to know.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:12 PM

You can copy a layer mask to a new layer by holding down the alt key while dragging it too. I use that trick a lot. ;)

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:57 PM

I didn't know you could do that! Too cool!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:16 PM

so cool! thanks for sharing and remember, . . . geeky is good ;)
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:02 PM

That does sound cool, and I will add it to my list of reasons to someday upgrade to full Photoshop.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:55 AM

Isn't it great when you learn something 'new' in PSE (or PS). They usually make my day, too. Glad that you found this little bit of info.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:01 AM

Great news!!

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:53 PM

That does sound cool, and I will add it to my list of reasons to someday upgrade to full Photoshop.



You may not need to...PSE9 has layer masks. You should see if you can drag and copy them there.

Great tips! Love shortcuts and tricks like that!
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

Very cool find Amy, onto my list LOL!

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:04 PM


That does sound cool, and I will add it to my list of reasons to someday upgrade to full Photoshop.



You may not need to...PSE9 has layer masks. You should see if you can drag and copy them there.

Great tips! Love shortcuts and tricks like that!


I did try, before I posted. I tried just dragging and I tried dragging while holding various keys down such as Command and Option (I'm on a Mac). No luck.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 10:15 AM

I love that trick! You can use it with styles too! If you want to transfer them to another layer, just click and drag the style name to another layer if it's just one, or if it's more than one and you want to transfer them all, click and drag the FX icon on the right side of the layer and drag it to another one. I use that a lot when I'm swapping out layers and still want to use the same style settings.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

Awesome! Thanks for sharing these tips.
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