Adding a Levels adjustment layer


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Adding a Levels adjustment layer

When you are shooting a photo on an overcast day, you sometimes end up with the result like this. This image is flat. In other words, it doesn't have a wide enough range of tones to look good. There are no bright whites and no dark darks. Most of the tones in the image are close to middle gray. One of the features that I can use to adjust the lighting in this image is levels. I think you are going to be surprised at how levels can really save an image like this. There are two places from which I could apply a levels adjustment. One is a direct adjustment from the Enhance menu>Adjust Lighting, and I could choose Levels from there.

But as I explained in the preceding movie, I don't like to apply direct adjustments to a photo, because that will permanently change the pixels. Instead I like to apply adjustments with Adjustment layers wherever possible. So I am going to exit out of that menu, and I am going to go over to the layers panel, where I have a single Background layer that ...

Adding a Levels adjustment layer
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Adding a Levels adjustment layer provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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