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282 Points

Fri, Nov 2, 2018 9:27 AM

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Photoshop: Select pixels on groups

A small thing, but every now and then, I'd appreciate to being able to  use "select pixels" on groups, the same way it's possible with layers (ctrl+lmb on layer thumbnail).

Ctrl+clicking on the folder icon would be consistent with how it's done with layers, for example.

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631 Messages

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9.6K Points

2 years ago

So it would select pixels of all layers inside that group, incl. layers of all levels subgroup?

9 Messages

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282 Points

2 years ago

I would expect the selection to be what would be selected, were the group merged down to one layer and "select pixels" used on that.

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

It would be good if layers inside that group(s) had transparent pixels, otherwise it would simply select cavans. Correct me if I'm wrong, you expect content of that group wasn't merged but only behaved like it was, so as the result it was untouched while selection done on all layers inside like they were one layer?

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60 Points

a year ago

Sorry a bit late to the party. I hope this helps future viewers.

Right-click on the group->Choose Merge Group.
All the layers will be merged into a single layer.
Right-click on the thumbnail of this layer->select pixels.

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30 Points

Obviously, the person asking wanted a non-destructive solution.

So, really, the answer would be to hit control-J to duplicate the group, then merge that, select pixels, then if necessary delete the duplicate.