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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Chapter 5. Adjustment Layers

“Insanity—a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.”

—R.D. Laing

Imagine being able to adjust the look of an original image without damaging or otherwise altering it. You can go back at any time and refine the adjustment—or remove it altogether and start over with another adjustment. Photoshop’s adjustment layers make all of this possible. Combine adjustment layers with layer masks and blending modes, and you’ve got an unbeatable mixture that provides the cornerstone for working nondestructively. CS4 has made adjustment layers even easier to set up than in previous versions, thanks to the new Adjustments ...

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