Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a Levels adjustment layer, part of Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training.
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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 an…image over here on the left and the gray tones in between across the tonal range…
- Downloading files from a digital camera
- Importing photos into an Elements catalog
- Applying keyword tags
- Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
- Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
- Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
- Understanding photo resizing and resolution
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Making and refining selections
- Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
- Applying image sharpening
- Adding text and special effects
- Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photoswith Janine Smith2h 38m Intermediate
1. Importing Files to the Organizer
2. Working with the Organizer
3. Organizing and Finding Photos
4. Viewing Photos
5. Using Quick Fix and Photo Fix
6. Working in Guided Edit
7. Full Edit Basics
8. Working with Layers
9. Making Selections
10. Correcting Photos
11. Touching Up Photos
12. Adding Special Effects
13. Adding Text
14. Creating Photo Projects
15. Printing and Sharing
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