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Mini-tutorial: Nondestructive edits when channels or area is selected.

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I'm a newcomer to iPad AP and this confused me. Here's what I found. It is for the iPad AP, but should apply to desktop as well.


You choose channels to edit in the channels studio, by turning on the pencil icon for the channels to edit and turning it off for the ones you don't want to edit. You choose an area of the image to edit using the selection persona.


Destructive edits: These are the tools down the left (for example the brush) and filters (not live). When you do a destructive edit it is applied to the channels you have selected and is applied to the area you have selected.


Nondestructive edits: Layer fx: This is always applied to all channels and to all parts of the image, regardless of what channels or area select first.


Nondestructive edits: Adjustments and live filters: These are applied to all channels. If you had selected an area before first applying the edit, then AP automatically creates a layer mask for the edit using that area selection. If you later make a new area selection and change the edit, then AP ignores that new selection and applies the edit to the area in its layer mask.


It is logical that AP should work like this, it just wasn't obvious to me at first.


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