Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!
Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Adjustment Layers
The hallmark of non-destructive editing, Adjustment Layers really do have all the power of Image Adjustments mixed with the convenience and benefits of Photoshop layers. Want to see how they work? It only takes a minute!
How to Use Adjustment Layers in Photoshop
Image adjustments are a core capability within Photoshop. This is where you find the common features like Curves, Levels, Hue and Saturation, and many others.
Adjustments are made through Adjustment Layers, either through the Adjustment panel or through the Layer > New Adjustment Layer menu, then the adjustment is contained within its own layer.
Control the Blend Mode, Opacity, and even use a Layer Mask for finer control over adjustments.
Want to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!
A Bit More Detail
Want to learn more about Adobe Photoshop's vast tools and settings? Check out these tutorials below:
- The A to Z of Adobe PhotoshopMary Winkler19 May 2014
- Non-Destructive Photo Editing in 60 SecondsHarry Guinness07 Mar 2016
- Master Adjustment Layers in Adobe PhotoshopKirk Nelson21 Sep 2015
- Quick Tip: Improve Your Digital Paintings With Adjustment Layers in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves12 Mar 2015
This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!