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Working with color adjustments

When working with color adjustments, there are a few useful things you can use to optimize your workflow. For instance, you can customize the color adjustments pane to include only the color adjustments you use, temporarily disable certain color adjustments, reset all the effects applied to a particular layer, view how a particular layer looks like without any adjustments and more.

Temporarily turn off a single adjustment
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Click in the Tools sidebar.
    • Choose Tools > Color Adjustments (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the A key on your keyboard.
  2. In the Layers sidebar, click to select the layer you’d like to edit.

  3. In the Tool Options pane, turn off the color adjustment you want to hide.

Add and remove color adjustments
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Click in the Tools sidebar.
    • Choose Tools > Color Adjustments (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the A key on your keyboard.
  2. Click Customize at the bottom of the list of color adjustments.

  3. Select effects to add them or deselect them to remove them from the list of adjustments. The changes you make apply to all Pixelmator Pro documents.

Reset all color adjustments applied to a layer
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Click in the Tools sidebar.
    • Choose Tools > Color Adjustments (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the A key on your keyboard.
  2. In the Layers sidebar, select a layer from which to remove the color adjustments.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • In the Tool Options pane, click Reset.
    • Choose Format > Color Adjustments > Flatten Adjustments.
Temporarily see the original layer without any adjustments
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Click in the Tools sidebar.
    • Choose Tools > Color Adjustments (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the A key on your keyboard.
  2. In the Layers sidebar, click to select the layer you'd like to see without the color adjustments.

  3. Click and hold the Show Original button at the bottom of the Tool Options pane, or press Control ⌃ + M on your keyboard.

Flatten color adjustments

Flattening all color adjustments applied to a layer can be useful when you’re happy with the way it looks and you’d like to resize the layer without the color adjustment affecting other layers.

Do any of the following:

  • In the Layers sidebar, Control ⌃–click a layer and choose Color Adjustments > Flatten Adjustments.

  • Choose Format > Color Adjustments > Flatten Adjustments (from the Format menu at the top of the screen).

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