P: Layer blending mode indicator on layer(s) in layer palette

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 20, 2011 Aug 20, 2011

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I think it would be extremely helpful for there to be some sort of indicator (like a small initial) on each layer in the layer palette that has a blending mode applied to it. So at first glance of the layer palette you can find for example, which layer(s) have the Soft Light blend mode applied and which are set to multiply, etc. In my case, as a retoucher, that would save a lot of hunting through huge layer stacks looking for the one layer where the dodging and burning is done on a Soft Light layer, especially when working on someone else's file. Also, this could help immensely when we receive layered files from an agency where we have to go in and figure out what is what and where certain pieces are before even beginning the retouching.

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Adobe Employee , Apr 12, 2012 Apr 12, 2012
You could use the new Layer Search feature in Photoshop CS6 to find layers with specific blend modes:

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LEGEND ,
Aug 20, 2011 Aug 20, 2011

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All layers always have a blending mode associated with them, even if that mode is "normal".

Do you need blending mode labels, or a way to search for certain layers?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 20, 2011 Aug 20, 2011

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Hey Chris,

Yes, "Blending mode labels" on the layers themselves -- a visible tag or initial on the layer showing what blending mode was applied to it. For instance, a layer with Soft Light blending mode applied to it would have a small "s" somewhere on that layer in the layer palette. For "Normal" layers there wouldn't need to be anything - just the layers with a blending mode applied. Let's say you have a full layer palette with 20 layers visible, it would be nice to just look at the layers palette and see at a glance which layers have anything other than "Normal" as a blending mode.

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You could use the new Layer Search feature in Photoshop CS6 to find layers with specific blend modes:


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