P: Layer "Badges" for parametric effects/changes (Blend If, etc)

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Explorer ,
Apr 06, 2011 Apr 06, 2011

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I use the Blend If sliders all the time - but when I close the d-log I have no idea if I have applied them unless I open up the Advanced Blend options to check. It would be GREAT if there was a signifier (even a tiny one) that showed i the Blend If sliders had been adjusted.

Please note: I understand that the layers panel already has a lot of icons on it...but Blend If needs to be more visible and/or discoverable.

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Adobe Employee , Apr 12, 2012 Apr 12, 2012
Implemented in Photoshop CS6:

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Explorer ,
Apr 06, 2011 Apr 06, 2011

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absolutely needs to be done. maybe just the layer effect icon b/c its in the same dialogue box?

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Engaged ,
Jun 06, 2011 Jun 06, 2011

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I'm referring to the badges in Lightroom's grid view to indicate edits that have been made to a file. I'd like a similar icon approach applied to parametric effects on Layers and Masks.

For instance, in spite of good housekeeping for naming layers and folders I'm still very dependent on adjustment layer and mask icons to scan a layer stack to get an overview on the kind of work done on a file.

It simply doesn't go far enough. As a photographer/retoucher I don't make extensive use of Layer Effects, but I do use Advanced Blending Options a lot. Why no fx icon when they are invoked? Similarly, I'd love to be able to tell which layers had opacity or fill reduced, and which masks may have been edited parametrically (density, feather, edge, etc).

When you have a file with 30+ layers it would be very handy to ascertain which layers may be compromised by unseen effects without having to select each one, go into it's layer effect and masks panel, etc. Badges/icons would make the task so much easier.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 06, 2011 Jun 06, 2011

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I merged these two topics as they were similar enough.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Engaged ,
Jun 06, 2011 Jun 06, 2011

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Thanks Jeffrey.

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Participant ,
Jun 15, 2011 Jun 15, 2011

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I guess I'll repost some Photoshop Feature Requests here at Photoshop.com-

My periodic request to have an icon in the Layers Panel to indicate if "Blend If" Blending Option is active. It is playing detective to track a "Blend If" setting down. It would be nice to have an indication not only if "Blend If" Gray, but "Blend If" R,G and/or B as well. Very frustrating if you use "Blend If" a lot.

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Participant ,
Jun 15, 2011 Jun 15, 2011

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Thanks to whoever moved this to Katrin's thread.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 15, 2011 Jun 15, 2011

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That was me. Thanks for the screen shot.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Participant ,
Aug 02, 2011 Aug 02, 2011

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Great point and idea!

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Explorer ,
Aug 02, 2011 Aug 02, 2011

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to Adobe - is this still not "under consideration" yet?
seems quite important to alot of users - even if they dont know how to use blend if yet

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LEGEND ,
Aug 02, 2011 Aug 02, 2011

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Sorry, we're kind of busy writing code...

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 12, 2012 Apr 12, 2012

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Implemented in Photoshop CS6:


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Participant ,
Apr 16, 2012 Apr 16, 2012

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Yes! Thanks so much for implementing this.

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