Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting tone and color, part of Designing a Photo Book.
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 approach, you can use …
- Making a flat plan and determining a schedule
- Choosing and sequencing your images
- Cropping images for maximum impacts
- Adjusting tone and color
- Printing duotones
- Adding text
- Designing the cover
- Comparing types of books
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Planning the Photo Book
2. The Page as a Canvas
3. Arranging Images on the Page
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