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Digital Painting, 37 Advanced Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Adjustment and Fill Layers

Two useful features in more recent versions of Photoshop are adjustment layers and fill layers, which make it possible to add a variety of controllable effects to underlying layers. Effects such as Brightness/Contrast, Hue/Saturation, Channel Mixing and Color Balance can be placed onto these separate layers, as well as solid colors, gradients and patterns. A key advantage is having the ability to overlay effects onto your piece without having to bake them onto the image, so you can keep changing effects until you are happy.

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Imagine you want to try out some different color effects on this image without ...

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