Join Janine Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting contrast using Color Curves, part of Photoshop Elements 9: Scanning and Restoring Photos.
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While used most often to repair color problems, Curves are also a wonderful way…to bring back a faded photo.…Curves are sort of levels 2.0.…Levels is great for adjusting tones and contrast and Curves moves it to the next well level.…Where Levels have three points of correction blacks, whites and mid tones,…Curves adjust all the ranges in between.…Adjust Color Curve is not an Adjustment layer which means the changes you make…will be made on the layer you are working on.…
So the first thing you need to do is duplicate the layer.…To do this you go up to layer and Duplicate layer or you can use keyboard…shortcut Ctrl or Command+J. With layer 1 selected go to the top menu and select…Enhance, go to Adjust Color, Adjust Color Curves.…The dialog box that comes up will have two images of the photograph, the one on…the left shows the image before the adjustments, the other on the right shows…real time the adjustments you're making.…
This is a great feature;…this photo restoration is all about the before and after.…
- Determining equipment needs
- Scanning negatives, slides, and film
- Importing photos in Photoshop Elements
- Adding captions, keywords, and Smart Tags
- Adjusting contrast
- Fixing fading with Threshold
- Making automatic fixes with guided edit
- Removing dust, spots, and texture with the healing tools
- Repairing rips and tears
- Sharing restored images
Skill Level Intermediate
Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Designwith Taz Tally6h 53m Intermediate
Photo Restoration with Photoshopwith Janine Smith3h 53m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Importing and Organizing Your Photos
Adding captions and notes2m 47s
3. Fixing Faded Photos
4. Fixing Color Cast
5. Removing Dust, Spots, and Texture
6. Fixing Damaged and Torn Photos
7. Sharing Your Restored Images
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