In this video, author Chad Chelius shows you how to create adjustment layers that apply various tonal and color adjustments to an image. Once an adjustment layer is created, you can always go back and make further adjustments to them later on or remove them altogether.
- [Instructor] Adjustment layers allow you to modify…the appearance of an image in a non-destructive way.…This means that these adjustments are not permanent…and can always be altered later on.…Let's take a closer look at how they work.…Now, if you open your layers panel…by clicking on the layers button down here,…you're gonna see that right now we have one layer,…which is the background layer,…and that's the main photo of our file.…Now, up here at the top, we can click on the…create new fill or adjustment layer.…And you can see that we have several options…to choose from, each of these does something…a little bit different.…
Now what I'm gonna do is choose…the brightness contrast option.…Now, you're gonna see a couple things happen here.…We have a new layer that's created.…This is the layer thumbnail,…and this is what's called the layer mask thumbnail.…And right now the layer mask is not really…doing anything, and that's okay.…But it'll display the brightness contrast panel…that's gonna allow us to make additional changes.…
- Importing photos from a camera, computer, or iPhoto library
- Adding keyword tags and ratings to photos
- Automatically tagging people
- Organizing photos into albums
- Renaming and moving photos
- Correcting common photo problems
- Retouching photos of friends and family
- Adjusting lighting and color
- Working with layers
- Converting photos to black and white
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Adding text to photos
- Working with raw photos
- Making a slideshow
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Familiar with Photoshop Elements 15
The Welcome Screen2m 56s
2. Working with the Elements Organizer
3. Managing Photos in the Elements Organizer
4. Sharing Photos in the Elements Organizer
Emailing your photos3m 15s
5. The Photoshop Elements Editor
6. Photoshop Elements Guided Edits
7. Photoshop Elements Expert Mode
8. Working with Layers
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