3 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2009 2:41 PM by Christian Davideck

    stacked clipping masks

    Christian Davideck Level 1

      It would be quite useful to have stacked clipping masks in Photoshop, i.e. a hierarchy where a layer inside a clipping mask can itself act as the base layer for another clipping mask, the layers of which would be further indented to the right (as seen in the following image). Subsequent alt+clicks would cycle a layer's hierarchical position (released/indent1/indent2/.../released).

       

      stacked.png

       

      Specific example (as shown above): an adjustment layer should only affect a single layer inside a clipping mask.

       

      I currently do not see any easy workaround or technique which would achieve the same result (except for creating "recursive" smart objects (SMO inside SMO) which is hardly convenient). Or does anyone know something else ... ?