P: Ability to apply Layers Styles/Effects on layer groups

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LEGEND ,
Apr 05, 2011 Apr 05, 2011

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It would be fantastic to enable effects on grouped layers.

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Adobe Employee , Apr 12, 2012 Apr 12, 2012
It's possible to apply styles/effects to groups in Photoshop CS6:

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Engaged ,
Apr 11, 2011 Apr 11, 2011

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And the ability to selectively mask layer effects in the same way one can mask Smart Filters.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 11, 2011 Apr 11, 2011

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I like that idea but think it should be made into its own topic. 🙂

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Participant ,
Apr 12, 2011 Apr 12, 2011

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Layer Styles on Groups would be great. +1

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LEGEND ,
Apr 26, 2011 Apr 26, 2011

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What about applying one style to group (containing 100 layers for example) I really need this feature, I see it will be reliable 🙂

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LEGEND ,
May 16, 2011 May 16, 2011

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Love this idea!

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Community Beginner ,
May 18, 2011 May 18, 2011

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Idea: Allow designers to add layer styles to folders

Imagine if you could add any object to a folder, and it automatically has a shadow and a bluish tint.... That's possible with the addition of layer styles for folders. You double click a folder, and get the same layer style dialogue box that layers currently get. If you have a stroke applied to a particular folder - everything that is added to that folder gets a stroke. To change the stroke on every object in the folder, you simply change the stroke one time, in the folder.

You could add an option for folder styles to treat each object separately or as part of the whole. In other words, each object in the folder gets it's own stroke, or a stroke follows the border of the entire folder's contents. Same with drop shadow, etc...

Plus, when you combine the layer styles of the folder with the styles of the layers and nested folders, I think the possibilities could be unlimited for a talented designer.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 18, 2011 May 18, 2011

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Hi David, please do a search for a topic to see if already exists before posting a new topic. Thx.

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Community Beginner ,
May 18, 2011 May 18, 2011

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Okay sorry - you can delete that one if you want! Thanks tho!

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Adobe Employee ,
May 18, 2011 May 18, 2011

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Thanks. I merged it with this one, so you're all good. Thx.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 24, 2012 Feb 24, 2012

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I usually just convert the group to a smart object and then apply all the effects I want. I know it makes editing the group a bit more cumbersome, but it's ok for the frequency that I need something like that.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 24, 2012 Feb 24, 2012

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Could you expand on that a bit? I thought you could mask layer effects by checking "Layer Mask Hides Effects".

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LEGEND ,
Mar 22, 2012 Mar 22, 2012

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Excited to see this feature being implemented in CS6 Beta. It would be nice if one also could apply *filters* to layer groups...

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 12, 2012 Apr 12, 2012

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It's possible to apply styles/effects to groups in Photoshop CS6:


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LEGEND ,
Apr 12, 2012 Apr 12, 2012

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Fabulous new feature, Jeff. Thanks for all the work you do!

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 12, 2012 Apr 12, 2012

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Thanks for suggesting and voting. It makes my job lobbying for changes easier when I have good, constructive feedback I can bring back to the team for incentive.

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