Can I clip an Adjustment Layer to more than one layer?

Clipping Mask in Photoshop

Good morning everyone. I hope you are having a fabulous week. I know I am! 🙂

Today a Photoshop topic.

This is a question I recently got from one of the delegates on one of my Photoshop courses:

“I have an adjustment layer that I want to clip to more than one layer in my layers panel. Can I do that?”

This is a really good question. By default, when you clip an adjustment layer and there are number of ways to do it, Photoshop will clip the adjustment layer to the layer that sits directly below.

What if you want to clip it to more than one layer, let’s say that you don’t want it to apply to all the layers below, just two or three of them.

You can group layers: Layer -> Group Layers or Ctrl/Cmd + G, change Blend Mode for the group from Pass Through to Normal and clip the adjustment layer to top most layer in the group! And you’re done! 🙂

Have a fantastic weekend! See you on Monday!

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