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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Imagine Color Correction by Painting It On

I hope this title is a catchy one. For the most part, you change the color and tones of object areas in Photoshop by selecting them, applying feathering so the transition between edited and original areas is not severe (or noticeable), and then get out that Curves or Levels command.

You don't actually need to create a selection to perform color and tone corrections. Adjustment Layer fills enable you to paint on a layer that is above your target layer, and instead of applying paint, you're applying tone, color, or other corrections.

Adjustment Layers

Adjustment Layers were a hands-down boon to photographers using Photoshop because they provided the photographers with a preview of one or more different ...

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