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In Photoshop I am trying to apply a hue/saturation to just one or a group of layers instead of the entire lot of layers using the "Create new fill or adjustment Layer" button. Is this possible, and if so how?

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This is awesome help. I was going insane trying to remember which key combination I had to press. Thanks guys! –  user7187 Oct 11 '12 at 23:45
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Click the third icon from the left, on the bottom of the Adjustment Layer panel (just to the left of the eyeball) to clip the adjustment layer to the one below:

Clip icon
"Clip" means it will affect only the layer immediately below.

You can also do this by hovering the mouse on the line between the two layers, hold down Alt or Option, and when you see the cursor change to a double circle with a tiny, left-pointing arrow, click.

Clipping cursor

To have an adjustment layer affect only the layers in a group, put the adjustment layer at the top of the group and change the group's blend mode to "Normal" (as the default is "Pass Through").

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Thanks very much, I just haven't been able to get it to work with a whole group, but I will keep trying. –  Sam Jun 30 '11 at 10:08
    
@Sam -- Make sure your adjustment layer is the top layer in a group, select the group (the folder icon), change the Blend Mode to "Normal" –  Alan Gilbertson Jun 30 '11 at 16:52
    
@Farray -- Thanks, mate. It was too late at night for me to get into screen shots. –  Alan Gilbertson Jun 30 '11 at 16:53
    
Actually thanks to Koiyu for the screengrabs. I just made a small correction to the first paragraph... –  Farray Jun 30 '11 at 16:54
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