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Adjustment Layer Basics

Before adjustment layers, our digital darkroom techniques involved duplicating the Background layer to use as an editing layer. Because all the edits were made to the duplicate, the original image was never damaged. Every additional change required an additional copy of the image on its own layer. Adjustment layers do exactly the same thing, but they do it “behind the scenes” automatically, and with a much smaller RAM footprint. We mention this because it's much easier to get your head around what happens with an adjustment layer if you think of it as a copy of the base image, particularly when you start using adjustment layers in conjunction with blending modes.


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