Demystifying the tone curve controls


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Demystifying the tone curve controls

Here I want to take a couple minutes exploring how we can work with the Tone Curve panel which is located inside of the Develop module. Here you'll notice that we are working with this file grayscale.psd and a lot of times it's helpful to work with a simple grayscale file and apply adjustments to it, so that we kind of deconstruct or reverse engineer how these adjustments actually work and how we can effectively work with these controls. Well one of the things that you'll notice right from the get go is that the Tone Curve panel is pretty interesting. It divides up our adjustments into different regions.

Here we have our Shadows, our Darks, our Lights, and also our Highlights. Now we can make changes with by simply clicking and dragging, or we can also make the same change by using the slider here. Well you may notice that when you make an adjustment there's a grayed out area, and it limits your adjustments to that area. Think of that grayed out area or that little shadow...

Demystifying the tone curve controls
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Demystifying the tone curve controls provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Essential Training

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Photography
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Lightroom
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