Photoshop: How can I change the layer type?

I was given a .PSD file from my designer and I’m trying to change a layer from “Curve” to “Hue/Saturation”

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However, if I highlight the curve thumbnail (shown by the pink arrow) and press delete it deletes the whole thing.

I also tried creating a new layer of the existing layer using the “Adjustments” tab, but it creates a new layer that is different (notice it’s just a quite square, not one with words like the original one:

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How would I create an identical layer of the “Cheers to 50 years” and then adjust the hue / saturation?


If you Ctrl+click the layer mask before you delete the curves layer, it will load the mask as a selection.

Now, you can add a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and the layer mask will be replicated with that adjustment layer, then you can delete the old curves adjustment layer.

Finally if you Alt+click between the two layers, it will clip the adjustment to only the layer below.

For example:

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Source : Link , Question Author : bigpotato , Answer Author : Billy Kerr

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