Masks and adjustment layers

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by alMIGHTY, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. alMIGHTY

    alMIGHTY Guest

    Hey all,

    I'm pretty new to adjustment layers so I'm wondering if anybody could
    help me with this...

    I have a photo with a person standing against a solid color wall. I
    created an adjustment layer to increase the amount of red in the face
    to make it look more "real" but that also carried through to the wall.
    I like the original color of the wall.

    I tried creating masks to protect the wall, but the adjustment of red
    still carries through to the wall.

    How can I set the adjustment effect to work only on the face and not
    the wall?


    alMIGHTY, Aug 21, 2003
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  2. alMIGHTY

    David Guest

    You will need to apply the adjustment layer after you have made the
    selection of the person, and whilst it is still active. This way, Photoshop
    should apply a layer mask automatically to the layer, but it's not difficult
    to add a layer mask to the adjustment layer if you have done it in a
    different order.

    David, Aug 21, 2003
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