Adjust lighting and color Use Color Curves Photoshop Elements 10


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Adjusting lighting and color using Color Curves

The adjustment that gives you the most control over individual tones in an image is the Color Curves adjustment. This is a direct adjustment, not an adjustment layer, so you may want to make a copy of your image layer before you apply this adjustment. I'll do that by dragging this Background layer to the Add New layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel and I'll stick with the Background copy being the selected layer. Then I'll go up to the Enhance menu and I'll go down to Adjust Color and I'll choose Adjust Color Curves. By the way, this adjustment is certainly as much about contrast and lighting as it is about color.

That opens the Adjust Color Curves dialog box. I've moved it as much out of the way as I can so that I can see part of my image down here in the document window. But it's such a large dialog box that it may cover your image. That's okay because here in the dialog box there is a before and an after preview. As I make adjustments here, the af...

Adjusting lighting and color using Color Curves
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Adjusting lighting and color using Color Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 10 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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