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Learn how to modify a photo's focal point and direct the viewer's attention using light. Here we cover the use of the lasso tool, curves
Adjustment layers apply color and tone adjustment to your photo non destructively. This means that rather than making an adjustment directly to your photo, you can create a separate layer that will make those adjustments, leaving your original photo untouched.
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Very Nice. I knew about the Gausian blur.. but not selecting the focal point and adding the curves. Thanks again!
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