Adding a Levels adjustment layer


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Adding a Levels adjustment layer

A Levels adjustment is a useful feature for correcting the contrast and brightness in a photograph. Before I apply a Levels adjustment, I would like to evaluate the image so I understand what needs to be corrected. But it's often difficult to understand what the lighting problems are by just viewing a photograph with the naked eye. That's particularly true of a color photograph, because color tends to obscure the grayscale tonal values in a photo. So I like to use a histogram. I've opened the Histogram panel from the Window menu at the top of the screen and you can see the Histogram panel down here.

By default, this panel displays information in color. I think it's easier to read a histogram if it's not in color. So I am going to go to this Channel menu and change the menu from Colors to RGB. So, what is a histogram? It's a bar chart that can display the brightest possible grayscale tones in an image over here on the right and the darkest possible grayscale tones in a...

Adding a Levels adjustment layer
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Adding a Levels adjustment layer provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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