Thursday, May 13, 2010

Why is so important to use adjusting layers in Photoshop?

April 21, 2010 by Victoria  
Filed under Photoshop, Technique

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The original image is equivalent to the negative in film photography. I think nobody would taken a negative, scratched it and cut it up in pieces to see if they liked the printed image.

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Working with layers gives us the opportunity to have an absolute control over the whole adjustment process, and it preserves the original image as a reference.

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Every single step we take, we should do it in an individual layer, if we need to cover minor imperfections, we can have a layer where we clone or use the healing brushes.

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We also should have individual layers to apply corrections in color, contrast, saturation, etc. and use the layer masks to have a perfect control.

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