Using the Masks panel with adjustment layers


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Using the Masks panel with adjustment layers

The Masks panel, which you see here on my screen, is new in Photoshop CS4. If you use a mask on an adjustment layer to limit where an adjustment applies inside an image, as I showed you how to do earlier. Don't forget to pay a visit to the Masks panel because there you're going to find some really useful controls for softening the edge of the mask, for lowering the density or opacity of the mask and for otherwise refining the mask edge. I am going to use this image to introduce you to the features of the Masks panel and show you how to use it with an adjustment layer, to virtually paint with light. I'll start by adding a Levels adjustment and I'm going to use one of the presets to make things simple. So I'll click on the Adjustments tab here to open the Adjustments panel and then I go down to the presets area, click on the arrow to the left of Levels Presets and I'm going to select Lighten Shadows. That preset Levels adjustment, lightens the dark areas of the ...

Using the Masks panel with adjustment layers
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Using the Masks panel with adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Design Photography
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