Fine-tune with Color Curves Photoshop Elements 11


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Fine-tuning with Color Curves

Earlier in this chapter I showed you how to use the Enhance > Adjust Lighting > Shadows/Highlights command to adjust the brighter and darker tones in an image independently. If you're looking for even more fine- tuned control over the various tones and colors in an image, then instead, try out the Adjust Color Curves command under the Adjust Color menu. Before I apply that command I'm going to duplicate the background layer that contains the photo, because this is a direct adjustment that will change the pixels of the layer to which I apply the feature.

I'll go over to the Layers Panel and I'll right-click the Background layer and I'll choose Duplicate Layer, and then I'll click OK. With the Background copy layer selected I'll go up to the Enhance menu and down to Adjust Color > Adjust Color Curves. I'm going to move this dialog box over, so we can see some of the image in the document window behind the dialog box. I do have a small live preview here...

Fine-tuning with Color Curves
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Fine-tuning with Color Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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Photography
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