Need help with clipping mask!

Community Beginner ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Hello there,

 

I'm trying to change the color and some other values of a graphic I created.

I have 3 adjustement layers above the image and they work just fine (pic01). When I try to clip mask them to the image so it only affects it, which is what I want, the adjustment layers just stop doing anything (pic02).

 

Can anyone help me?

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021
If a Layer has white pixels of varying transparency then its interaction with the underlying Layer/s can produce appearances on which an Adjustment Layer has an effect that it cannot have on the Layer alone. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021
I think you can get fairly close to the appearance with Layer Styles but you may have to edit the transparency further. 

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Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Hi, I don't see the same problem on my end, it's possible to upload the PSD?

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Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Have you tried to reset preferences?

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

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Apr 24, 2021 Apr 24, 2021

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I don't think we ca see enough of the layers panel to work out what is going on. The three adjustment layers and the Shape layers are all indented which indicates they are in turn clipped to a layer or layers further down the stack, and that is probably where the problem is.

 

While I wouldn't even like to guess what is going on without seeing the rest of the layer stack, what you could look at is grouping the indented layers all the way down the first layer they are all clipped to by making them a Smart Object, and applying and clipping you adjustment layers to the SO.  It still might not work, but we don't have enough information to properly asses your situation.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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Thanks all for the feedback.

 

Sending as an attachment the PSD file so you can see. I've tried to group, smart object and still it doesn't work 

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If an Adjustment Layer has NO EFFECT on white then clipping masking it to a Layer that only contains white pixels will produce no effect. 

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If a Layer has white pixels of varying transparency then its interaction with the underlying Layer/s can produce appearances on which an Adjustment Layer has an effect that it cannot have on the Layer alone. 

Screenshot 2021-04-27 at 13.40.05.pngScreenshot 2021-04-27 at 13.40.15.pngScreenshot 2021-04-27 at 13.40.22.png

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I think you can get fairly close to the appearance with Layer Styles but you may have to edit the transparency further. 

Screenshot 2021-04-27 at 14.02.36.pngScreenshot 2021-04-27 at 14.02.45.pngScreenshot 2021-04-27 at 14.02.50.png

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Wow, thanks a lot for the help! Can I just ask you to show me the layer styles you used? Or can you share with me the PSD? Thanks a lot again!

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The layered file is attached. 

Whether they work out for you depends on against which backgrounds they will be used. 

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