Shades of gray Photoshop Layers


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Shades of gray

When you're working with a layer mask one of the key things to keep in mind is that black blocks and white reveals. And when we're working with a targeted adjustment in other words, a layer mask working with an adjustment layer, black is blocking the effect of that adjustment and white is revealing the effect. But we also, of course, have lots of shades of gray in between black and white. And we can use those shades of gray in conjuction with a layer mask as well. Let's take a look at a basic example here. I'll go ahead and add a new adjustment layer.

I'll click on the Add Adjustment Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel. And I'll just add a levels adjustment in this case. And then I'll adjust the midtone slider over toward the right in order to apply a darkening effect. And I'm going to apply an exaggerated darkening effect just so that we can have a better sense of exactly what's going on when we utilize shades of gray. So with my adjustment layer cre...

Shades of gray
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Shades of gray 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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