How to add a solid black border around a layer when it is under a Hue/Saturation Layer in photoshop?
I have a Layer which i have adjusted Hue/Saturation with a Hue Saturation Layer in CS 5.1 . I want a solid black border around it. Now when i go to apply stroke to it in blending options, the stroke gets Hue corrected too and its not coming as a solid black border. I know that one work around is to create separate black border layers and keep on top of the hue saturated layers. Is there a better way ? I have added images for clarity.
These squares are all separate layers.
I need to have a solid black border around each of these boxes. But currently the layers are stacked like this.
So if try to use stroke around it, i get something like this instead of a solid black border.
Is there a way to get a solid black border around these tiles ?
Based on comments....
Command/Ctrl-Shift-Click each layer thumbnail for the shapes (Layer 2, Layer, 3, layer 4 copy 2, etc.)
This will load each layers transparency as a selection. The Shift key will add to the current selection. So, with each Command/Ctrl-Shift-Click on a layer thumbnail, you should see the current selection grow by that layer's shape.
Do this for all the layers containing the shapes.
Now, New layer above the Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer.
Fill the selection with a color (any color)
Set the Fill to 0% on the Layers Panel.
Choose Layer > Layer Style > Stroke
Play with the stroke settings to get what you want.
That should do it if I understand what you're after.