Photoshop: Ability to Color Code Layers in the Layer Panel.

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At work I do compositing on large and intricate files where the client often changes their mind and specific things must be changed. Because there are so many layers in any particular image, having the ability to color code the layer to match those in other areas of the image, without necessarily locking them together would be convenient. Grouping is very handy for me, but having the ability to color code groups and other layers that cannot be grouped together due to their specific placement in the layers would be very useful for me.

Disclaimer: My company currently only uses PS5.1 (CC has been on the budget for several years, but falls on deaf ears). If this currently is a possibility in the newer versions please let me know! Thanks!
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Posted 3 years ago

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Photoshop has had the ability to color code layers in the layers palette for many years. Right click on the layer in the layers palette, select a color, done.
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Matthew Walker

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Great! What version did this begin in?
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Chris Cox

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Photoshop 6.0 (Sept. 2000) I believe.
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And thanks for your help! I now realize that I was clicking on the middle of the layer and not the hide/unhide section!