How do I edit multiple layers in Photoshop at once? Highlighting them all or selecting them selectively while holding shift does not work (for example, when applying Layer Options effects to layers).
Adjustment layers can be useful here for the edits found in
For layer styles, do what you want to one layer. Once done, right click on that layer and click
Hope that helps.
I typically just duplicate the layers I want to edit together and then merge them. (Keeping a copy of the original layers). This is a nice quick way when you're editing photos. If keeping the layers seperate however, I would reccommend Adjustment Layers as Scott suggested. Though, this will effect all layers underneath the Adjustment Layer - though you could use some creative masking to ignore other layers (as long as the don't overlap on top).
One method is to convert the layers into smart objects first.
First, select the layers you want to edit in the layers pane
(It might be a good idea to duplicate the layers first)
Once that is complete, right click the smart object and click
This is basically another PSD file within the layer, you must commit the changes before it will take any effect within the normal PSD though. :)
protected by Matt♦ Oct 24 '14 at 18:13
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