Increasing contrast and color with the tone curve controls


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Increasing contrast and color with the tone curve controls

In order to further deepen our knowledge of the Tone Curve, let's explore how we can make some interesting and creative adjustments to our photographs using this panel. Now, the first thing that I want to do is select the Target Adjustment tool. I can do that either by clicking on the icon here, or you can use a shortcut. On a Mac, it's Shift+Option+Command+T, on Windows that's Shift+Alt+Ctrl+T. You can find that shortcut by navigating to your Tools pull-down menu, then by choosing Target Adjustment. Over here, you'll see that shortcut listed on the far right.

You can also select the tool by simply clicking on it here. Now, you'll notice that the Target Adjustment tool is available for the Tone Curve, the HSL and the B&W panels, and this is actually quite a powerful tool, because that helps us make adjustments to real specific areas of our photographs. Therefore, you might want to take a minute and just jot down these different shortcuts. Well, whether or not you...

Increasing contrast and color with the tone curve controls
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Increasing contrast and color with 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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