Why use adjustment layers? Photoshop Elements 11


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Why use adjustment layers?

Some of the most common adjustments to lighting and color can be applied either as a direct adjustment from the Enhance menu at the top of the Expert Edit workspace, or as an Adjustment Layer. I strongly suggest that you use an Adjustment Layers whenever you have a choice, because they're so flexible and they're nondestructive of the original photo. To show you what I mean, I've opened my Layers panel by clicking the Layers button in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. And here I have an image with two layers--the gray building is on the top layer, the brown building on the bottom layer.

I'd like to brighten and increase the contrast of the content of both layers, so I'll select the gray building layer, and I'm going to add an Adjustment Layer above that layer. To do that, I'll go up to the Create Adjustment Layer icon here at the top of the Layers panel, I'll click, and I'll move down to the brand of Adjustment Layer that I want. In this case I&#...

Why use adjustment layers?
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Why use adjustment layers? provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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