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« on: January 08, 2008, 09:39 »
When doing adjustments, ie. dust removal, curves, levels etc, on a tif file, is there any advantage in doing each adjustment in a new layer, and then flattening before saving as a jpeg, or as the tif is a non destructive file, is it ok to do each adjustment straight to the original Tiff image.


« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 09:48 »
The advantage of layers is that you can keep safe the original image and you can fine tune all your adjustments without any limit of time.

A lot of times I changed my opinion on which adjustment an imagine needed after 2-3 days. If I didn't use the layers I had to reprocess the RAW (if I was lucky to have a RAW) just to slightly modify a contrast curve.

I also usually make noise reductions in a duplicate layer so you can go back if needed or apply a mask where you want to have your image tack sharp.

Plus there's a gazillion of effects and adjustments you can achieve just using the different blending modes, effects you can't achieve with filters.

« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 13:37 »
ditto ale,

layers simply let you save your progress in steps allowing you to go back where needed to make adjustments. Like playing a video game, save often in case you make a wrong turn : )

« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 16:26 »
Thank's for the feedback.
Much appreciated


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