Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing brightness and contrast, part of Photoshop Elements 10: Quick Fixes.
When we talk about the overall tonality of an image, the range of light and dark …values within a photo. The most common attributes we refer to …are brightness and contrast. Brightness, obviously relates to how …light or dark the overall image is. And contrast relates to how much contrast …there is, whether there is a wide range of tonal values, or a relatively narrow range. …In other words, an image that has a fair amount of pop to it, versus one that's a …little bit flat. Since these are the attributes, we tend …to think about most when dealing with the overall brightness values in an image.…
It makes sense that these would be the types of adjustments we might want to …apply to an image. Let's take a look at the brightness, …contrast adjustment. Here, I'm working on an image of a wood pile. …I was fascinated by the light and shadows, and the textures throughout. …As well as the different colors, and I'd like to enhance the overall lighting in …the image. So, I'm going to go ahead and choose …
- Importing images
- Basic quick fixes in the Organizer
- Opening images in the Editor
- Lighting improvements
- Color improvements
- Removing distractions
- Applying a soft focus effect
- Replacing the sky
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Lighting Improvements
3. Color Improvements
4. Removing Distractions
5. Getting Fancy
6. Closing Thoughts
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