Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting part of an image with an adjustment layer, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essential Training: 2 Editing & Retouching Photos.
Often when you're shooting landscapes, you'll end up with a photo like this…that looks good in one area, but that needs an adjustment in another.…Here I'm happy with the exposure of the sky.…There is lots of beautiful detail in these clouds.…But I think the foreground looks kind of dull, and it really needs some more contrast.…So I'll use a Levels adjustment layer to add contrast to the foreground.…I'm going to show you how you can limit that adjustment so it doesn't affect…the sky part of this image.…To do that, I'll go up to the Create Adjustment Layer icon at the top of the…Layers panel, and I'll choose Levels.…
That adds a new Levels Adjustment Layer, and it opens the Levels controls.…As I showed you in an earlier movie about using a Levels Adjustment layer, I can…increase contrast by setting a new black point, and a new white point.…I'm going to take the Blacks slider, and I'm going to drag it in under this…mound of black pixels.…I'll take the Whites Slider, and I'll do the same thing.…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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