Limiting adjustments by clipping


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Limiting adjustments by clipping

An adjustment layer affects the content of all layers beneath it. If you're building a file with lots of layers, sometimes you don't want to have your adjustment layer affect all the layers. Well, here's how to quickly limit an adjustment to just the layers you want it to affect by clipping one layer to another. In Photoshop CS4, clipping has become a one step easy operation, thanks to the addition of a new Clipping button in the Adjustments panel. I am going to be using a Brightness/ Contrast adjustment layer here, but this technique works with all adjustment layers.

You can see in the Layers panel that this file has two layers. On the top layer are these houses, and if I make that layer temporarily invisible by clicking the Eye icon, you will see that behind it is a photo of some mountains, and I just use that for the gray sky behind. What I want to do is brighten up the buildings on the houses layer, but not brighten up the sky on the layer below. I am going to add a Brightne...

Limiting adjustments by clipping
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Limiting adjustments by clipping provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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