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Mastering Photoshop Layers by Juergen Gulbins

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1 Using Layers to Make Global and Selective Adjustments

Image editing processes generally follow the principle of first the basics, then the details. After you have corrected any major (and some less critical) errors, you can go ahead and fine-tune your results. This has proven time and again to be the most efficient way to approach the image editing process.

But what can we do if an error or an annoying detail becomes apparent only after an image has been processed and enlarged? Or if an image is to be used for a purpose other than the original one? Or if it requires emphasis on elements and colors that previous processing steps didn’t account ...

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