Adjusting tone and color


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Adjusting tone and color

There are some photographers who proudly proclaim that they do not use Photoshop or an equivalent photo editor. I'm not one of them. I'm ready to do whatever it takes to get the best looking image possible. And that means adjusting the tone and color of images in Photoshop or Lightroom or Aperture, iPhoto. Whatever is your tool of choice, even if you have only a casual acquaintance with these programs, a few simple moves can dramatically improve a photograph. Transforming it into the image you had in your mind when you released the shutter. The histogram shows the distribution of brightness values throughout an image. On the left are the shadows, and on the right, the highlights. You can increase the contrast of an image by making its brightness values stretch across the full tonal range.

More subjective is the issue of color balancing. If you're feeling un-confident about this, try the auto color options in your photo editing software. For a more hands-on appr...

Adjusting tone and color
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Adjusting tone and color provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Photo Book

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