Ad­just­ment Lay­ers

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Ad­just­ment lay­ers are al­most manda­tory for non-de­struc­tive and ef­fi­cient work. They greatly re­duce file size in­stead of copy­ing a layer and mak­ing ad­just­ments, and are very use­ful for paint­ing in shad­ows and light. To do this, I will of­ten grab the Rec­tan­gu­lar Mar­quee Tool to se­lect a box over the area I want to ad­just. Then, I will cre­ate a Curves ad­just­ment layer which will au­to­mat­i­cally put that box in the mask. I then pro­ceed to lower/raise the val­ues in RGB, and then go into the other colours and ei­ther add cool val­ues for shad­ows or warm val­ues for light. Once I feel like it matches or fits the de­sired look, I then delete the mask and paint in what I need with a brush.

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