How important “Layers” are in Photoshop editing

Why everyone says that “Layers” is the most important

feature in Photoshop Elements or CS?

Editing photos does not have a quick 3 click recipe. Every photo is different, and there are lots of fine tweaks you should apply to make a picture outstanding.

Here is a short tutorial about how important “Layers” are, in Photoshop.

1- I opened this photo in Photoshop elements and noticed that it has a yellow colour cast.

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2- Then I removed the colour cast by using the “Remove Color cast” tool

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3- The result is too blue for what I wanted. By turning the layer On and Off, I can compare the result

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4- I started to adjust the Opacity of the top layer to my liking

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5- Here is the comparison

Original

 Original

Auto correct

Auto correct

Adjusted

Adjusted

This is just a simple example of the “Power of Layers in Photoshop”.

Do you want to learn more?

Register now for our “Layers in Photoshop” class on February 24.

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Ted and Omnilargess workshop Team

 

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