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Photoshop 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 9. Adjustments

This chapter covers many methods for adjusting an image’s light and dark values. Using commands on the Image > Adjustments submenu Adjustments, you can make simple adjustments, like Invert a layer to make it look like a film negative, or Posterize it to restrict its luminosity levels to a specified number. Or you can make more precise lightness or contrast adjustments to a layer’s highlights, midtones, or shadows using such features as Levels or Curves. You can also darken smaller areas by hand using the Burn tool, or lighten areas using the Dodge tool.

The Image>Adjustments submenu

Adjustment basics

Here are a few pointers for applying ...

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