An often-overlooked advantage of working nondestructively is that almost all these techniques can be reused and repurposed. For example, you can drag and drop a Smart Filter or adjustment layer and tweak the results—it’s much faster than starting from scratch every time.
Let’s say I want to add a vignette effect to a photo in a way that’s easy to apply to other photos. Following are the steps I’d take to create this effect—with repurposing in mind.
1. Add a curves adjustment layer and drag down the top right anchor point to darken the photo (Figure 2.10).