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The Non-Designer’s Photoshop Book: Essential imaging techniques for design by John Tollett, Robin Williams

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8. Adjustment Layers

As you know, Photoshop can do amazing things. And chances are, even if you’re a Photoshop user, there are some features that you haven’t used yet, because you haven’t stumbled across them and don’t realize how powerful, easy, and convenient they are.

You’ll find Adjustment Layers to be invaluable when you want to modify the tonal ranges and color balance of an image (or just part of an image). You’ll love how these special layers allow you to make adjustments to an image in a flexible (editable) and non-destructive way; that is, any adjustments you make can be modified or disabled at any time, and they do not affect the original image file.

Get in the habit of using an Adjustment Layer to make changes rather than making them ...

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