Adjust a selected area Photoshop Layers


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Adjusting a selected area

When I want to apply an adjustment that affects only a specific area of a photo, one of the first things I contemplate is whether or not I can use a selection as the basis of that targeted adjustment. If that's an option, it's usually the quickest and easiest way to apply a targeted adjustment. For example, in this case, I'd like to darken this back area of the image, so that it fits in a little bit better in terms of overall tonality, and I think that I can create a selection for that area. So, I'll start off by creating a selection. I'll chose the quick selection tool in this case.

And then just click and drag to paint inside of that central area. And it looks like I have a good selection. So with that selection active, I'm now going to create an adjustment layer, so that I can apply a targeted adjustment. I'll go to the bottom of the Layers panel and click on the Add Adjustment Layer button. And from the popup menu that appears, I'll choose the specific adjustment...

Adjusting a selected area
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Adjusting a selected area provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop

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