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Brightness Contrast Adjustment Layer Tutorial

Adding A Brightness/Contrast Adjustment Layer In Photoshop

In this tutorial, the fourth in our tone and color correction series, we take everything we’ve learned so far about how Photoshop’s Brightness/Contrast command works and learn how to apply it as a fully editable adjustment layer!
How To Merge Layer Blend Modes In Photoshop

How To Merge Layer Blend Modes In Photoshop

Trying to merge multiple layers set to different blend modes and getting strange results? In this tutorial, we look at the problem, explain why it happens, and learn a secret, hidden trick to get around it!
Boost Contrast And Color With The Luminosity Mask In Photoshop

Boosting Contrast And Color With The Luminosity Mask In Photoshop

In this photo retouch tutorial, learn a little-known trick for selecting pixels in a photo based on their lightness values, then how to use them to boost contrast and color saturation to give your image more visual punch! Now fully updated for Photoshop CS6!