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3. Corrections: Improvements on Reality > 3.1. Correction Basics

Correction Basics

Let’s start with a few basic philosophies for making corrections. (Note that many of these techniques apply to much more than color corrections.)

Using Layers to Make Corrections

The first thing I like to do when I make corrections is make a duplicate layer of the original image and assign the date or a descriptive name for the layer, such as “Color Correction.” That way, there is no confusion as to when your work was done and what the layer is. This is especially helpful if you have many layers in your file. I find there is nothing worse than calling a layer its default name, like “Layer 0:”; this doesn’t tell anyone anything about the layer. Another reason I make a copy of the layer is because if the client wants to go back to the original for any reason, I have it.


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