Chapter 23. Making Selective Adjustments

If your project doesn’t work, look for the part that you didn’t think was important.

ARTHUR BLOCH

Although it can be very tempting to quickly start making corrections and enhancements to isolated areas of your photograph, it’s to your advantage to make global adjustments using the Basic, Tone Curve, and HSL panels before moving to the local adjustment tools. Otherwise, you might waste time adjusting the sky using the Radial Filter and making selective shadow areas lighter using the Adjustment Brush, only to find that you need to go back and refine all of the adjustments after making a global change to the exposure or contrast in your image.

So, assuming that you have already followed the previous chapter’s ...

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