4. Selective Adjustment

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Using the Adjustment Tools for Local Edits

The previous chapter covered several image-processing tools. Even though they all perform different tasks, they all have one characteristic in common: They are global in nature. By that I mean when you use the Exposure slider, it either darkens or lightens the entire image. When you sharpen, sharpening is applied across the entire image, as are Contrast and Clarity adjustments. Applying adjustments globally is a great place to start, but sometimes localized portions of an image need to be tweaked differently. That’s where the adjustment tools come into play. Some of them apply ...

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