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Chapter 3. Layers Primer > Applying Photo Filter Adjustments

Applying Photo Filter Adjustments

Now that you have an idea of how adjustment layers work, let's experiment with one special type of adjustment so you can get started applying adjustment layers to your images. Photoshop CS contains a new type of adjustment known as a Photo Filter. A Photo Filter adjustment layer will allow you to quickly shift the overall color in your image. It has an effect that is much like placing a colored filter in front of a camera lens or putting on colored sunglasses. All you have to do is open an image and choose Photo Filter from the Adjustment Layer pop-up menu at the bottom of the Layers palette. When the Photo Filter dialog box appears (Figure 3.55), either choose a preset color from the Filter pop-up menu or click on the color swatch to choose your own custom color. Once you've chosen the color you desire, adjust the Density slider to control how radically the filter will affect the image (Figures 3.56 to 3.58). If you find that your image is getting very dark as you increase the Density setting, then I bet the Preserve Luminosity check box is turned off. When that check box is turned off, adding a Photo Filter adjustment will darken your image, just as colored sunglasses allow less light to enter your eye. Turning on the Preserve Luminosity check box will prevent Photoshop from changing the brightness of your image, but will still allow you to shift its colors. I leave the Preserve Luminosity check box on for the vast majority of images that I adjust. I'd much rather make a separate adjustment layer (Levels, Curves, or any other type) if I want to change the brightness of the image.

Figure 3.55. The Photo Filter dialog box.



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