Applying adjustment layers


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Applying adjustment layers

The most flexible way to make adjustments to the exposure, contrast or color of a photo is by applying an adjustment layer. A corrective layer that floats above the image layers. In this example, I have an image that's too dark. So, I'm going to apply a Brightness/ Contrast adjustment layer, which is a new flavor of adjustment layer in Elements 8. Before I apply a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer, let me show you another way that you could apply an adjustment directly to the photo layer. This isn't the way that I recommend though, and that is with the layer that contains the photo selected in the Layers panel, to go up to the Enhance menu, to go down to the Adjust Lighting category, where there is a direct Brightness/Contrast adjustment as well as other direct adjustments to the image lighting, and then in Adjust Color, there are some other direct adjustments.

I am not going to choose any of these, because I like to avoid direct adjustments when I can, because direct adju...

Applying adjustment layers
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Applying adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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