Quick PS question

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by danalec99, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    I created a new layer. This is how I did it:
    -Layer/New/Layer
    Gave it a Name, No Color, Normal Mode, unchecked the 'Group with Previous Layer' and said OK.

    -Then I did Image/Adjust/Gradient Map, but the message that I got was
    "Could not complete the Gradient Map command because the active layer is empty"

    Whats the story here? How do I make changes on a new layer?
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Use a gradient map adjustment layer. It's in a menu that you access from the bottom of the layers palette. Much easier.

    If you were doing ti the way you did, you would just need to fill the layer in with a color first. White or black would do.
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks D.Matt :)
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    -When you create a new layer, do you 'Group with Previous Layer'?
    -And, what is the purpose of layering? How do we recollect the history?
     

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