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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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Super Flexible Adjustments

OKAY, NOW FOR THE REALLY COOL STUFF. ADJUSTMENT LAYERS HAVE ONE MORE SUPER COOL, FLEXIBLE FEATURE

So far you’ve seen that adjustment layers can stand on their own and apply an adjustment to the entire layer. You’ve seen that you can make a selection to restrict the areas that an adjustment layer can affect. And you’ve even learned how to tweak that selection after the fact if you need to. It doesn’t stop there, though. Adjustment layers have one more super cool, flexible feature to work with: brushes. Selections are great, but sometimes they’re a pain to create the way that you want them—especially if you have a difficult-to-select area. By using a brush on the adjustment layer, you can specifically apply the adjustment ...

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