Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting images with Levels, part of GIMP Essential Training.
When it comes to color correcting images, you can either use the auto adjustments that are…available to you inside of GIMP, and hope for the best, or you can use one of the manual…tools, like levels, and curves, and really dial in the specifics of your color correction.…That's what we are going to be doing in this movie: how to use the levels command to enhance…the tonal values inside of an image, and make it look a little bit better.…So in this case, this image is a little underexposed, and a little flat,…so what I want to do is sort of boost that a little bit, and bump up the contrast, and…I am going to use the levels command in order to do that.…
You want to go up to the Tools menu, and go down to Color Tools, so you can bring up Levels.…Inside of the Levels dialog box, you have a lot of different controls available to you.…So, if you had any presets available, they would be listed here; I don't. You can always save…levels adjustments that you make inside of here as a favorite, but as each image is different,…
- What is GIMP?
- Performing nondestructive edits with layers
- Exploring blend modes
- Adjusting transparency
- Making selections
- Creating layer masks
- Adjusting color and contrast with Curves, Levels, and other auto adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Using patterns and gradients in your images
- Fixing image flaws
- Enhancing photos with filters
- Automating your workflow
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 09/04/2014. What changed?
A: We added a movie that explains why you can't achieve some of the effects shown in these tutorials in the Windows version of GIMP. This is due to the fact some plugins have been removed since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Q: I don't have access to some of the tools and can't create some of effects shown in this course. What's wrong?
A: Unfortunately, some plugins have been removed from the Windows version of GIMP since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Layers
3. Creating Selections and Masks
4. Manipulating Images
5. Working with Paths
6. Working with Text
7. Using the Paint Tools
8. Fixing Image Flaws
9. Exploring the Filters
10. Automating Tasks
Using the batch processor5m 15s
11. Printing and Saving Images
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