In Photoshop CC how can I start editing on top of a layer mask

I have a background layer (under exposed image layer), second layer (over exposed image layer), I applied the layer mask on second layer to blend. I have set the second layer’s opacity to 25%. Now, I want to apply some more edit to the layers. For example: I want to use Viveza2, generally i copy the top layer, and apply any effect. But, with layer masks, how do you copy so that all the effects below become my base line for any more edits? Also, I don’t want to merge layers and apply my edit as that will make me loose my layers to come back to.

Please help.


You could create a new layer from visible. It’s kind of hidden in Photoshop, and only works via a shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E (Windows) or Cmd+Opt+Shift+E (Mac). It basically creates a merged copy of all visible layers on a new layer.

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