- Begin by opening Adobe Photoshop. You will now need to open the photograph / file you would like to adjust.
- Select Layers > New Adjustment Layer > (Type of adjustment you wish to perform). You will have the option of naming the layer (I usually type a description of what the adjustment is trying to do…). Click “Ok.”[premium content]
- You will then find an adjustment dialog box corresponding to the type of adjustment you selected. For guidelines on specific adjustments, see other tutorials for each type of adjustment.
- After performing your adjustments, you will notice a new layer appears in layers palette with the name you specified. You can manipulate this layer as you would manipulate any other layer including reordering it to apply the adjustment to only those layers below the adjustment layer.
- By clicking on the graph icon (varies slightly by adjustment type) on the adjustment layer in the layer palette (shown in red to the right). You can re-enter the adjustment dialog box and re-adjust your chosen settings. You can also turn on or off the adjustment by clicking on the “eye” to the left of the layer.[premium content]
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