Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Making use of the histogram, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
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As you're processing a photo in Camera Raw, the histogram at the top of the basic…column automatically updates to give you a live preview of how your adjustments…are affecting the tones in the image.…Sometime it's hard to judge what's happening with the naked eye by just looking…at the preview of an image, so you might think that this photo looks pretty…good, but it's actually lacking in contrast, and I can tell that by looking at…the Histogram, as we'll see in just a moment.…Now this histogram is a lot like the one that we saw earlier in the course in…the Levels dialog box, and it's like the histogram that's in the Histogram Panel…in Expert edit mode.…
It's a chart that represents the tones in the active image.…The right side of this black bar represents the brightest possible tones and the…left side, the darkest possible tones, with the range of gray tones in between.…And the color mound represents the actual tones in this image, with the colors in…the mound identifying the contribution of tones in the various color channels.…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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