Auto Add Clipping Mask When Adding Adjustment Layers

In Photoshop, when I add an adjustment, is there a way to use the below layer as an Clipping Mask at the same time, rather than having to manually do this separately afterwards?

Auto Clipping Mask on Adjustment Layer


Alt-Click Adjustment Layer

There is no fully automated way but there are a few semi-automated ways.

Using the below method will give many extra options you often need when producing a photoshop image, saving more time overall.

  • Allows you to name the layer.
  • Allows you to make the Adjustment Layer a Clipping Mask.
  • Allows you to colour-code the layer.
  • Allows you to set the layers opacity.
  • Allows you to set the layers blend mode.

In many cases, this would save more time than simply just making an Adjustment Layer a Clipping Mask in one swoop.

  1. Click on the Adjustment Layer of your choice while holding down Alt
  2. Select “Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask”
  3. Press OK
    Now you’ll have an Adjustment Layer set as a Clipping Mask.

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This is the method used in full with everything possible changed at once.

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