Photoshop: editing selection for multiple layers at the same time

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Good day!

As an artist, I would love to suggest some improvements to Photoshop tool. Quite often, while drawing comics you should use two layers - one with a loop, the second with fill. There are situations when you need to edit a selected area of all image (that is, both first and second layers). Currently you can only do this step by step, by choosing and edit each layer.

It would be very convenient, if you could consider adding an second option, which is link layers – with edited selection at all selected layers SIMULTANEOUSLY.
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Chris Cox

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I think you mean line art, shading layers, and flats?

Some operations, like transform, do apply to multiply selected layers.
Some, like painting, don't make sense to apply to multiply layers at once.
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You probably don't want to use that URL shortening site -- it tried to download malware from it's own page and did not lead to a google search as you claimed.
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Sorry! Did not mean to. This link safe - http://goo.gl/PbVfD
As you can see, many people are looking to do this manually.

Chris, many of my friends, there are those who feel the need for such an instrument. I hope that your team will also find meaning in it.

Thx.
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It would be convenient if on link layers could be used all tools, but especially - brush, clone stamp tool, eraser, smudge and burn tool's. Why not?

Thx.
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FWIW I see where this would be useful in portraits. I may have several layers of a retouched face, using different blending modes. For example I may have a layer that is filtered with dust and scratches to get rid of some fine hairs and blended with the layer below (or used at low opacity) and perhaps a layer that has some blur and is blended with softlight and I notice another pimple. Now I have to edit the pimple out of three layers.
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What about smart objects? Or is there reason why not use them? You can apply blend mode and filter on it. I am doing another job. I don't know your workflow.
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I have similar issues - Let's say I need to update 100 layers at a time. Each layer is a screencap of an old system, and in that old system there were proprietary navigation buttons - the images of which I need to delete. I will end up exporting each layer to a PNG file, and then take the resulting 100 PNGs into a new system which has its own navigation built in.
Right now, I have to delete the buttons on each layer, with is a pain. They're all in the same location, even though the REST of each layer/screencap is unique.
I'd *LOVE* to be able to select the button area, select all 100 layers, then (for example) Alt-Delete to the foreground color, making this change to all layers simultaneously.  Then it would just be a matter of Save/Export/Go Get Coffee While Photoshop Does Its Export Thing.
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I think you could do it with my plugin. You could record Photoshop action for single layer and repeat it for all layers. https://pepperbox.bereza.cz/ 
How to add actions in Pepperbox plugin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7In7-nslNsM