Using Color Curves


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Using Color Curves

The Adjust Color Curves command offers a sophisticated level of control over tone and color. With this command you can individually adjust color and tone in the highlights, the midtones and the shadows of your photo to your liking. It is the command to use when you need more control and fine tuning than you can get with a Levels or a Shadows/Highlights adjustment. I'm working in orchid3.jpg in the 09_ 05_curves subfolder of the Chapter 09 Exercise Files folder. Some photo adjustment commands like Levels and Hue Saturation and other ones are available as adjustment layers. The advantage of adjustment layers is that they don't make changes directly on the photo, but the Color Curves adjustment is available only as a direct adjustment.

So before I apply Color Curves to this photo, I'm going to preserve the original by making a copy of the photo. I'm going to the Layers palette and I'm going to right-click on the single layer there and I'll just choose Duplicate Laye...

Using Color Curves
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Using Color Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 7 for Windows Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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