> >> >I really appreciate the replies. In the work flow example I gave earlier in >> this thread, am I correct that there is no other practical way to accomplish >> those steps on a photo other than to perform them destructively on a single >> layer (set levels, hit ok, correct color, hit ok, etc. so that you can't go >> back without undoing in sequence or just scrapping your work and starting over >> from scratch)? And flattening or merging layers is really sort of a 'kicked >> down the road' way of 'hitting OK' albeit you are committing to a batch of >> changes rather than accepting them one at a time - better, I guess, in that >> you get to see the net effect of all the layers in the stack before committing >> to their effect. >> >> So, if I'm correct, then, I finally think I've grasped how to use layers in >> editing a photo. > >I am no expert but I think you are nearly there. One thing to bear in >mind is that, with a tool like levels, every time you use it and press >OK you will lose some detail. So it will pay not to accept your changes >until you are really satisfied with the result. If you need to go back >then it will probably be better to redo that layer from fresh. In other >cases with a layer stack you can, of course, turn layers on and off with >the little icon on the left and so work on any layer you wish. > >Norman > >Thanks, Norman.
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