As far as I'm concerned, there are a few different ways to control which layers are affected by an adjustment layer, for example:
- move the adjustment layer down so that only the layers below it are affected
- alt-click on the line between the adjustment layer and the layer below it to create a clipping mask
- create a group and clip the adjustment layer to the group, again using alt-click
However, using these methods there is no way to have an adjustment layer affect multiple layers that aren't next to each other in the layer order.
So let's say I have a Photoshop document with 10 layers and I want one adjustment layer to affect only the 3rd, the 7th and the 9th layer without rearranging the layers, is there a way to do this?