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Chapter 11. Adjustment Layers > Photo Filter Adjustments

Photo Filter Adjustments

We'll create a special type of adjustment that should give you enough ammunition to start applying Adjustment Layers to your own images. 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 11.12), 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 11.13 to 11.15). If you find that your image is getting too dark as you increase the Density setting, I'm betting the Preserve Luminosity checkbox is turned off. When that checkbox 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 checkbox will prevent Photoshop from changing the brightness of your image, but will still allow you to shift its colors. I leave the Preserve Luminosity checkbox 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 11.12. The Photo Filter dialog box.



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