Adjusting the behavior of luminance effects


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Adjusting the behavior of luminance effects

I've saved my progress as Tenuous planet.psd, found inside the 28_blending folder. Now because every modification we've made so far, hinges on making luminance levels either transparent or forcing through other ones, any future changes that we make to the luminance levels of these layers will affect their Transparency or Opacity as well. So, let's say, for example, that we want to go ahead and firm up some the edges around the sparks on this lightning ball layer. Now you may recall that we went ahead and instructed Photoshop to make the darkest colors on this layer, transparent using the This layer settings right there.

So if we make the layer darker still, we're going to drop out more colors. I'll do so using a static adjustment just because I don't feel like dealing with an Adjustment layer here. So I'll press Ctrl+L or Command+L on the Mac and that brings up the Levels dialog box and you can see that this lightning ball layer is quite light, there is a ton of...

Adjusting the behavior of luminance effects
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Adjusting the behavior of luminance effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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