Adjusting with Levels


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Adjusting with Levels

When you are shooting a photo on an overcast day, you sometimes end up with a result like this. This image is flat, in other words, it doesn't have a wide enough range of tones. There are no bright whites and no dark darks. Most of the tones in this image are closed to middle gray. The best feature to adjust the lighting in this image is Levels. There are two places from which I could apply a Levels adjustment here, I could apply a direct adjustment from the Enhance menu coming down to Adjust Lighting and applying Levels from there. But that is not the best idea, because that would directly impact the single layer in this file. If I saved and closed the image and came back a month from now and wanted to adjust it again, I couldn't undo the adjustment.

Let me show a better way to apply a Levels adjustment as well as other kinds of photo adjustments here in Elements Full Edit workspace. I'm working with bookcliffs2.jpg from the 09_03_levels subfolder of the Chapter 09 exercise...

Adjusting with Levels
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Adjusting with Levels provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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