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Real World Adobe Photoshop CS3: Industrial-Strength Production Techniques by Bruce Fraser, Conrad Chavez, David Blatner

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Chapter 8. The Digital Darkroom: Layers, Masks, Selections, Channels, and More

What would you say if we told you that you could perform color correction, use dodging and burning, build up density in overexposed areas, open up underexposed areas, and more—all with a minimum of image degradation and with an unlimited number of undos? You might just laugh at us. But in this chapter, we’ll show you how to do all that.

You can do a lot using the controls we’ve already covered, but you can go much further, and with more freedom to experiment, when you apply them as adjustment layers rather than simply burning the changes into your image. The controls in adjustment layers behave just as they do in a flat file, but with far more freedom and flexibility. ...

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