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Chapter 6. The Color of Money: Color Cor... > Drag-and-Drop Instant Color Correcti... - Pg. 163

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Five: Since Photoshop lets you drag-and-drop layers between open documents, go to the Layers palette and simply drag this layer right onto one of your other open photos. That photo will instantly have the same correction applied to it. This technique works because you're correct- ing photos that share similar lighting conditions. Need to correct 12 photos? Just drag-and-drop it 12 times (making it the fastest correction in town!). In the example shown here, I've dragged-and- dropped that Curves adjustment layer onto one of the other open photos. Step Six: Okay, what if one of the "dragged corrections" doesn't look right? That's the beauty of adjustment layers; just double-click directly on the adjustment layer thumbnail for that photo and the Curves dialog will reappear with the last settings you applied still in place. You can then adjust this individual photo separately from the rest. Try this "dragging-and-dropping-adjust- ment-layers" trick once, and you'll use it again and again to save time when correcting a digital roll with similar lighting conditions. Color Correction Secrets Chapter 6 163