Ok, perhaps I'm on the right track, now.  Someone tell me if I'm moving in the
right direction.  Seems if I copy the background layer leaving the mode
normal, I can then perform most any operation on that new level and give it a
name suggestive of that operation.  Then, make a copy of that new level, and
perform some other operation on the new level, rename it to suggest that
second operation, and so on.  Is that how it works?  Seems to give me a result
that I can follow up and down the stack by turning on and off the visibility
of the levels in sequence (or out of sequence, for that matter.

I feel like I'm on the right track.  Would appreciate verification and/or
additional advice.



>I have never really worked much with levels (in Gimp or anywhere else such
>PS) because I've really never gotten the hang of it.  So, I was starting
>through the 'meet the gimp' tutorials (from session 001!!) and realized
>part of my problem is that I need to change the mode in order to see the
>effects of any changes I make to a level (am I correct in that?).
>So, one of my most often used tools is the COLORS --> LEVELS tool where I
>make quick adjustments to rid my RAW --> TIFF conversions of the general
>they seem to have out of my camera.Generally, pulling in the little carrots
>bit from each edge does this for me.  I generally always check the AUTO
>results, but also generally find that adjustment to radical for my liking. 

>In any event, I'm thinking that a more proper way to do this would be to
>create a 'levels' layer and make the adjustment on that layer.  After
>the tutorial, I thought I had it down, but, adding a layer, then trying to
>adjust levels on the layer still seems to have no effect.  What is it that
>doing wrong?  I tried copying the background layer, tried adding a white
>layer, ran through all the modes on the copy of the background layer, but I
>still seem lost.
>Any advice would be appreciated.  If you can direct me to a discussion of
>this topic (or another tutorial) that would be great, too.
>Thanks in advance.

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