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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Making Selective Adjustments

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ALL OR NOTHING WITH ADJUSTMENT LAYERS. YOU CAN SELECTIVELY CHANGE THINGS TOO!

Hey, what you just saw in the previous tutorial is pretty darn cool. Always having the ability to go and edit your adjustments at a later date is very powerful stuff. However, let’s face it. The all or nothing factor of an adjustment layer can be limiting. Let’s say that you have a photo where the sky looks great but the foreground is just too dark. You can always add a Levels adjustment layer to brighten the foreground but it’s going to brighten the sky too. Probably to the point where it’s too bright, right? However, with adjustment layers you can selectively make adjustments to certain areas in your photos without ...

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