cant fully understand ur problem here. if needed i'll go and have a look? i dun believe this cannot be solved.. i think CS is almost as streamlined as possible liao.. just needs a better histogram only.
duplicate that adjustment layer and place on the top of set 1 and 2 lor (dont link the adj layer to any layer oso). then it wont affect other sets. if got masking then u need to do the masking on 1 layer first then duplicate the mask over.
WOW!!! someone in another forum actually found the solution!!!It worked!
"Create your adjustment layer while you have the layer set folder highlighted (which will put the AL at the top of the stack,) then change the blending mode of the entire layer set to anything OTHER than pass through. I don't know why this works, but it does apply the AL to just the layer set."
Will try more to see how it really works out.
Thks for all who tried to help!
while waiting for the reply, try this.. place the adjustment layer on top of a layer set and set the layer set blending mode to 'NORMAL' instead of the default 'pass through'. it seems that the adjustment layer effects does not leak thru the layer set this way. :think: