[this isn't going to be easy for me to describe]
I'm trying to modify a photo in which the original image repeats in a selected part of the original [aka "portal"].
It's kind of like taking a video of a living room with a TV in it and streaming the video to the TV so you see ever smaller images of the room with the TV...in the TV.
Does that make sense?
I have the original all set up with the necessary areas selected and properly adjusted for the visual I want.
My problem is that, for the copy that I want to paste into the "portal" I have to re-adjust the levels of a piece of the original. When I do that, and then select all but the portal and paste that copy into the portal, the last adjustment does not come across.
I use adjustment layers, if that makes any difference.
Why doesn't the last adjustment follow the copy?
Could it be that none of the adjustments follow the copy, but The last adjustment is the only one I can tell for certain?
What can I do about this?