Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Using adjustment layers, part of Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training.
The best way to correct the lighting or the color of a photo is to do that with…an adjustment layer rather than a direct adjustment, and the reason is that an…adjustment layer does not directly change a photo, and an adjustment layer can…be edited at any time.…So, I strongly recommend adjustment layers over the kind of direct adjustment…that you can apply from the Enhance menu down here in the Adjust Lighting or…the Adjust Color menus.…Some of the corrections that you'll find in these menus alternatively can be…applied as adjustment layers.…
Those include a Brightness/Contrast adjustment, a Levels adjustment, and the…Hue/Saturation adjustment.…In this case, I'm going to apply a Brightness/Contrast adjustment.…So, I'm going to exit out of these menus, and instead, I'm going to come over to…the panels on the right.…I know that I need more room to work here so I'm going to close the Effects and…Content panel group by clicking the panel menu on that group and choosing Close…Tab Group, and that gives me more room for my layers panel.…
- 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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