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Now let’s add a Curves adjustment layer. Click on the “Create a new fill or adjustment layer” button on the layers panel and select Curves.
Make sure that the curves adjustment layer is above the “Ropes in front” group.
Now remember to clip this adjustment to the group below by clicking on the first button of the Curves properties panel, and then adjust the RGB curve of our adjustment to something like this:
And this is the result:
Now we’re going to copy it two more times like we always do. Select it and drag it to the New Layer buton (or hit Ctrl/Cmd+J).
Take a look at the image below and drag each of these adjustments above one of the other two ropes group.
Remember to click each one of them to the group below by holding Alt/Opt and clicking on the line between the adjustment and the group below.
This is the result we were hoping for:
Step 13: Cleaning our project
We’re entering the final stage of our project now but our layers are sill a little messy, let’s try to clean them now.
Select the first Curves adjustment layer and the “Ropes in front” group and create a new group with them (Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+G). Name this new group “Ropes”.
Now select the second Curves adjustment layer and the “Ropes in the back” group and make a new group with them the same way we just did (Shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+G). Name this group “Ropes” again.
Again, select the last Curves Adjustment Layer and the “Ropes holding the cube” group and create a third group named “Ropes”. (Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+G)
Now select the Monk Shadow layer, the Cave Lighting, the Cave Walls group and the Cave layer and create another group with all of them. (Shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+G). Name this group “Cave/Monk Shadow”.
And as expected, our image should still be like this:
Step 14: Painting our scene
In this step we’re going to paint some parts of our scene to make our image more appealing. Hit the Create New Layer button on the layers panel (Shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+N) to create a new layer and place it between the first Ropes group and the Planet layer. Name this new layer Black. Change the mode of this layer to Color and reduce the opacity to 75%.