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Image editing: Adjustment layers in Photoshop

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
January 16, 2013

Pair up blend modes with adjustment layers to control what happens to your image during the editing stage

Adjustment layers in Photoshop

Whenever you apply an adjustment layer for altering exposure, set its blend mode to Luminosity.

For adjustment layers that adapt colour, such as Color Balance, set its blend mode to Color.

By using these two blend modes for certain types of adjustments, you’ll only affect the light values or colour information in an image.