>> >I really appreciate the replies.  In the work flow example I gave earlier
>> this thread, am I correct that there is no other practical way to
>> those steps on a photo other than to perform them destructively on a
>> layer (set levels, hit ok, correct color, hit ok, etc. so that you can't
>> back without undoing in sequence or just scrapping your work and starting
>> from scratch)?  And flattening or merging layers is really sort of a
>> down the road' way of 'hitting OK' albeit you are committing to a batch
>> changes rather than accepting them one at a time - better, I guess, in
>> you get to see the net effect of all the layers in the stack before
>> to their effect.
>> So, if I'm correct, then, I finally think I've grasped how to use layers
>> 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.
>Thanks, Norman.  

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