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How to brighten a layer in Photoshop tutorial Beginner's Guide

By Andrew Buckle, Video Tutorial Creator / Designer

Updated : 2021

Brighten a layer in Photoshop

  1. go to the Photoshop layers menu to select layer to be brightened

  2. Layer menu and new adjustment layer category

  3. Levels

  4. Add name for the 'levels' layer and click OK

  5. go to the properties panel (levels settings)

  6. select the "lighter" preset to brighten the layer in Photoshop

  7. Go to the first slider bar / histogram

  8. right side slider and move to the left to brighten the layer

To remove the brighten layer 'levels' adjustment, go to the layers panel and select the levels adjustment layer and click delete layer button.