Photoshop: Copy group-mask to all layers in group

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Working in the architectural visualisation field, it would be really helpful to have layer masks of groups applied automatically by one click to all layers in the group. to save render capacity, you many times make use of a region to improve specific elements in the render thus, loading many renderelements for that region they all need the same mask. would be great and really looking forward to this feature. cheerio
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gabor moeller

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Jaroslav Bereza

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I made a plugin which does not exactly what you want but I think it is pretty close. https://pepperbox.bereza.cz/

You can record operation of copying layer mask. Then you select all target layers and it will copy source mask to all target layers. Anyway ID of source layer/group is recorded inside operation so you have to record new operation for new source. Unfortunately, I don't have a video example exactly for this use case.
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gabor moeller

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Hi, sounds good. do i get this right? if the source Group of the layer mask is always called "group1", then the operation will work without the need to record a new operation for the source all the time?
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Jaroslav Bereza

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I am using internal group ID so you can do with name whatever you want. You also can reorder any layers. And it is not group content only. It is for all selected layers if they are without bitmap mask and can have bitmap mask.

This means that you need record operations for all mask sourced which you want to use. Instead of rename group to become mask source.
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Warren Heaton

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Allowing Layer > Layer Mask to function with more than one layer in focus (selected/targeted) would allow for easily moving a Group mask to Layer masks.  If this request took that form, I'd be happier.
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Yes, doing anything with multiple layers selected should apply to all the layers selected!