digiCollage: photo manipulations

Video-tutorials for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users

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Demo Action: how to manage layers

Now that you have a multi-layer document you may discard / fine-tune all the made corrections to your taste as follows.
This instruction composed for Photoshop 5
(switch to Photoshop 6 version)

1. Open Layers palette (Window > Show Layers);
as default it is placed in the right-bottom of the screen.

In this sample all changes were made in separate layers; name of a layer describes type of correction. Original (un-edited) image saved as background.

2. If you don't like some changes at all, you can make corresponding layer invisible;
e.g. if you want to turn off Unsharp Mask filter effect, click on "eye" symbol
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see upper screenshot »)

3. If you want to reduce a correction effect: - select layer (e.g. click on "Skin: Hue/Saturation") - change layer's opacity with Opacity slider;
(see screenshot »)

In this sample all changes were made in separate layers; name of a layer describes type of correction. Original (un-edited) image saved as background.If you don't like some changes at all, you can make corresponding layer invisible; just click on "eye" symbol
If you want to reduce a correction effect select layer, then change layer's opacity with Opacity slider

4.With adjustment layers you can correct layer's content as well
(Layer > Adjustment Options...)

5. If you feel like fully re-editing e.g. skin, use existing alpha-channels to quick-mask image area:
Select > Load Selection... > select channel "skin"

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If you feel like fully re-editing any image area, use existing alpha-channels to quick-mask it


To learn more about layers see video tutorials for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements