Elements question

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  1. ceemac

    ceemac No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When you re-edit a photo, is there a way of showing the original adjustment layers before they were combined? I'm using elements2018.
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    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Not once they're combined. You can save a PSD version of the file that contains the un-flattened layers but that has limited use. If you flatten layers and save a JPEG then there's no going back. That's why we call it destructive editing.

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    Thanks, Joe. I thought that would be the answer, but I had to ask.
     
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    Can't you save each as you go? Seems like I've done that, but maybe not with layers. I've done one step such as brightening, save it, then if I need to do another adjustment, do that and save it. But I don't do that much editing to think offhand if I've done that with layers...

    I save first as a PSD then when I'm done doing any editing, save a copy as a JPEG. I always do edits as copies; I save my original Raw image and the original JPEG generated (my camera is DNG so produces both).
     
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    Even as a psd, therre doesn't appear to be a way to un flatten the layers. Not a big deal. I was just curious. I did a poor job of cloning and I thought it would be nice if I could just tweak it.
     

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