Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Masking adjustment layers, part of Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training.
An Adjustment layer comes with its own layer mask, which you can use to target…or limit the areas of a photo to which an adjustment applies.…This is yet another advantage of using an Adjustment layer over a direct…adjustment to correct a photo.…I'd like to brighten the waterfall in this photo.…So I am going to add a Brightness/Contrast Adjustment layer.…I'll go to the Adjustment layer icon here at the bottom of the layers panel and…from its menu, I'll choose Brightness/Contrast, that brings up these…Brightness/Contrast controls in the Adjustments panel, and it adds this…Brightness/Contrast Adjustment layer here in the layers panel.…
The white thumbnail on this Adjustment layer represents a layer mask.…A layer mask on an Adjustment layer is just like a layer mask on a regular…pixel-based layer, which I covered earlier in this course.…Where this mask is white, as it currently is, it will reveal the adjustment…everywhere on the image.…But if I add black paint to the mask, that will hide the adjustment on the…
- Downloading files from a digital camera
- Importing photos into an Elements catalog
- Applying keyword tags
- Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
- Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
- Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
- Understanding photo resizing and resolution
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Making and refining selections
- Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
- Applying image sharpening
- Adding text and special effects
- Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Skill Level Beginner
1. Importing Files to the Organizer
2. Working with the Organizer
3. Organizing and Finding Photos
4. Viewing Photos
5. Using Quick Fix and Photo Fix
6. Working in Guided Edit
7. Full Edit Basics
8. Working with Layers
9. Making Selections
10. Correcting Photos
11. Touching Up Photos
12. Adding Special Effects
13. Adding Text
14. Creating Photo Projects
15. Printing and Sharing
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