I think you want to view a new, duplicate image.
No, I want to view the same image, just with different layers active. Example: I'm doing a beauty retouch and I have a b&w and solarize adjustment layer to help me see where I want to edit something. I want the other view to show the image without those adjustment layers, but still be the same file, so I can see my progress...
The screen shot below shows that I have an image titled JanineJansen0809.psd. Then I go to the Window menu > Arrange > New window for JanineJansen0809.psd, this last menu item being inserted automatically by the application based on the already open image:
I don't see how you think you can turn off layers without affecting both windows. It's just a single image, not two, and if you turn off the layers in that one single image that is bound to affect both windows/views of that single image.
I dont know dude, I saw someone do it in a tutorial so... I'll see if i can find the tutorial. They had a newer version of photoshop then mine (CS5) so maybe it's a new feature?
Thanks for the help and bearing with me!
You might be right, it could be new in CC.
it could be new in CC.
I don't think so, at least not as stated. A second window to the same document shows the same layer visibility as the first in Photoshop CC 14.2.1.
Maybe there's something you could do with Layer Comps but I don't use that feature so I can't say.
I don't recall anything in the new feature notes that described such a capability. Well, that said, there are linked smart objects now... I wonder...
I'd be interested in seeing what they were doing in that tutorial if you can find it, Dave.
Hey station_two, did you ever find an answer to this? The thing is, in Illustrator you can do this; turn off visibility on a layer in one window, but it remains visible in the second. In Photoshop, turning off visibility in one window turns off both. I don't get why the two programs are dissimilar in this regard. It was merely an annoyance, as I switch frequently between the two programs, but now I want to make a screen cast on one monitor with more layers visible on my second monitor; doable in Illustrator, but not Photoshop!