Masking adjustment layers


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Masking adjustment layers

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 w...

Masking adjustment layers
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Masking adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

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Photography
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