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I'm working on a calendar. I have a grid of rectangle shapes that outline the days. I'm trying to make a different adjustment layer for each day applied to a background. It's basically working fine. But once I create the adjustment layer, the region it applies to is fixed -- because I used the shape as a selection. I'd like to be able to create a layer with a vector shape on it that has an adjustment associated with it that I can move around.

Here is what I'm doing now:

  1. Select the rectangle shape (day) I want.
  2. Go to paths palette and convert to selection.
  3. Go back to layers palette, select the background layer, create new adjustment layer, and do the adjustment.

What would be cool is if I decide I want to move that day box around, I still could.


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What I would like to have is a vector defined region where an adjustment layer applies. For instance, suppose I have an image on one layer. I have an empty rectangle on another layer. I want to apply an adjustment ONLY where the vector is. This is because I want to have ANOTHER rectangle with a DIFFERENT adjustment. Suppose one rectangle enhances reds and the other greens, I would like to be able to move them around.

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Simply create an adjustment layer, place it above your vector layer then Option/Alt click between the two layers to make a clipping mask. This way the Adjustment layer will only alter the layer it's linked to.

clipping mask

You can then move the associated vector layer and the clipped adjustment layer doesn't require any re-masking.

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Well, the thing is, I'm not trying to apply the adjustment to the vector art itself. What I would like to have is a vector defined region where an adjustment layer applies. For instance, suppose I have an image on one layer. I have an empty rectangle on another layer. I want to apply an adjustment ONLY where the vector is. This is because I want to have ANOTHER rectangle with a DIFFERENT adjustment. Suppose one rectangle enhances reds and the other greens, I would like to be able to move them around. Should I edit the question with this clarification? Thanks. –  abalter Dec 2 '13 at 18:22
    
errrr.. yeah all that would have been helpful to know from the start. –  Scott Dec 2 '13 at 18:43
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