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Photoshop CS6: Layers JDI Enhancements

Productivity enhancements, or JDI features (Just Do It) are small improvements and minor tweaks to the program that only impress the hardcore users who would know the difference. Here’s some of the good one for Layers in Photoshop CS6. The notes are based on the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inIDNPn3sUM

  • Properties Panel works really well in conjunction with the Layers Panel to display tweak-able properties for adjustment layers, 3D layers, Masks, and so on.
  • When doing free transform on a layer, options bar has option for selecting the type of resampling
  • “Blend If” in layers styles has its own icon
  • Can change blend modes of multiple layers at once.
  • Assign Layer Color by right-clicking/ctrl-clicking the eyeball. Right clicking on the layer itself gives a much longer menu that does the same thing.
  • Ctrl+J (new layer via copy) can now copy multiple layers, and can copy groups
  • Clipping masks can now clip to a group!
  • Tab/Shift Tab to jump from layer to layer when renaming
  • Layerstyles can be applied to group!
  • Option/Alt Click on the arrow of the  [fx] icon to expand/retract the list of effects for the entire document
  • New “Rasterize Layer Style” option. This is not the same as ‘create layers” which expands out the layer styles into individual rasterized layers.
  • Change opacity to 0% with 00 (double zero)
  • Video Groups
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