Improve photos with adjustment layers Photoshop Elements 11


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Improving photos with adjustment layers

Adjustment layers are special kinds of layers that contain instructions about how an image should look. When you want to correct a photo in the Expert Edit workspace, I suggest you do that with Adjustment layers. Let me show you what Adjustment layers are and how you can use them in the Expert Edit workspace, on this image, which I'll select in the Organizer and bring into the Editor by clicking the Editor icon in the Organizer. Here in the Expert Edit workspace in the Layers panel, you can see that there is only one layer in this photo, the Background layer. I'd like to adjust this photo, making it a little bit lighter.

Now I could do that directly on the Background layer by going up to the Enhance menu, going down to Adjust Lighting and choosing a Brightness/Contrast adjustment. But if I did that, I would be changing the pixels on the photo itself. So instead of that I'm going to add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. To do that, I'll go to the top of the Layers p...

Improving photos with adjustment layers
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Improving photos with adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 11

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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