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You know that moment when

...you're working on a big file, and there's a lot going on, and you maybe haven't been quite as organised as you should have been, and then you want to erase something


but there are a thousand different layers


and all of them look the same


and none of them is labeled


and you click on the spot but photoshop won't automatically select it for you


and you give up and go through layer by layer, hiding and unhiding, and seeing if it's still there


and it always is


and you swear you'll never use layers again


and


and


and


...


maybe it's just me.

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ilyya
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happens to me all the time, haha.

And then you edit that layer, continue work, and have to edit that same layer again but forgot what the layer number was so you have to go through the hiding/unhiding process again.

Manz76

I totally relate to that... but at the end of the day, I'm back to using layers! haha

mismonaut
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I always tell myself I'll be better organised next time.

Nope.

Wharton
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Who do those layers think they are? Plus you know that photoshop knows exactly which one you're trying to select and is all like "this one? Or this one? That one?" photoshop is a sentient being I swear.

Steve The Great

name your layers, dude!!!!!!!!

(not that I do that or anything)

L-M-N-O-P
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I try to use a few layers as possible at a time: work on one at a time, then flatten it to the 'main color layer'. There isn't always a way to do this, but fewer layers = fewer problems.

thechild
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hahaha i do that all the time, it'll take me a hour just to merge everything done when i'm finished

mismonaut
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Steve The Great on Jun 06 '12 at 9:06pm name your layers, dude!!!!!!!!

guilt guilt guilt

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