Was wondering if anyone knows a way to author one mask that effects multiple layers without using a group mask? Unfortunately I can't throw all the layers in a group and use a group mask in this case since the layers that I want to share the mask must be in different group folders. (I am using actions to export the results of each group to the different flattened files.) So I have similar but not identical layers in separate groups that I would like to share one authored mask. I also can't use smart objects because the layers are not identical. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
I also can't use smart objects because the layers are not identical.
But can you use Smart Object inctances as the basis of Clipping Mask Groups in the various Groups?
Thanks for the reply c.pfaffenbichler. I've thought about that and it totally works but the one limitation of that is when you edit your instanced clipping mask you are kind of working in a vacuum (since you have to open up the smart object). If only there was a way to reference all the other layers in the group back into the clipping mask smart object so you can see them.