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8.5. LAYER MASKS

Layer masks are another essential feature Photoshop users employ to enhance their images. With layer masks, you selectively make changes to the image, such as making adjustments in contrast or exposure to only a part of the image. Virtually any adjustment can be done on a layer mask so that it only affects a certain part of the image. Even adjustment layers can have a layer mask applied.

After you have completed the black-and-white conversion as described earlier in this chapter, and the rest of the image has your desired settings, you can use layer masks to further your creative vision of the scene. To bring the interest of 8-18 right to the flower and help minimize a very busy background, I used a Levels adjustment layer:


  

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