Action recording: parent a clipping mask to an adjustment layer?

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Action recording: parent a clipping mask to an adjustment layer?

Post by Herbert123 » Fri 14 Sep 2018 09:05

Would anyone know how to record the following in an action:

I have an adjustment layer at the top, and a group layer below the adjustment layer. The group should be added as a layer mask to that adjustment layer.
When I record the steps in an action, I first select the group layer, convert it to Clip (this records correctly), and then drop the group layer on top of the adjustment layer to parent it as a layer mask.

But this last step is not recorded in the action. How do I work around that? I tried various other methods and get the required result recorded in my action, but nothing seems to work so far.

Here is a before-and-after screenshot of the step I need to record in the action:
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Re: Action recording: parent a clipping mask to an adjustment layer?

Post by Juan » Fri 14 Sep 2018 09:57

Put first the group on top of the Adjustment Layer in the Layer stack, then just record and action with Convert Layer to Layer Mask for Previous.
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Re: Action recording: parent a clipping mask to an adjustment layer?

Post by Juan » Fri 14 Sep 2018 10:00

If you need to record placing the group on top, record a Cut, navigate to the top of the layer that is going to be clipped and paste, then perform the convert for Previous.

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Re: Action recording: parent a clipping mask to an adjustment layer?

Post by Herbert123 » Fri 14 Sep 2018 10:21

Hey thanks, that works!
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Re: Action recording: parent a clipping mask to an adjustment layer?

Post by Juan » Fri 14 Sep 2018 11:32

Glad it worked.

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