Adjusting with Color Curves


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Adjusting with Color Curves

The Adjust Color Curves command offers a sophisticated level of control over tone and color. With this one command you can individually adjust color and tone in the highlights, the midtones, and the shadows of a photo to your liking. This command, the Color Curves command, is the one to use when you need more control and fine tuning than you can get with other color and tonal adjustments that I have shown you in this chapter. Some photo adjustments like Levels and Hue/Saturation are available as Adjustment layers, as I have shown you. Unfortunately, Color Curves is not.

So before I apply a Color Curves adjustment, I am going to make a copy of the layer that contains the photo, in this case the Background layer. I will hold the Ctrl Key and click on the Background layer in the layers panel, or if I have a two-button mouse, I will right-click on that layer and choose Duplicate layer. I will click OK, and with the Background Copy layer selected, I will apply a Color Curves adjustment to that ...

Adjusting with Color Curves
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Adjusting with Color Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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