Adjust part of an image with an adjustment layer Photoshop Elements 11


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Adjusting part of an image with an adjustment layer

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 th...

Adjusting part of an image with an adjustment layer
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Adjusting part of an image with an adjustment layer provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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Photography
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