Understanding the Point Tone Curve


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Understanding the Point Tone Curve

There is a new feature in Lightroom 3 inside of the Develop module in the Tone Curve. This new feature has made many Photoshop enthusiasts really excited and here's why. Well, you'll notice that I have this grayscale here and I'm currently inside of the Tone Curve panel. Well, in this panel what we can do is make what are called Parametric Adjustments. You notice that as I hover over these different areas say, for example, the Highlights, I can then click and drag up or down. Yet there's kind of a safety net. I can't adjust this very drastically.

I can target that area, but again I can't really control it that drastically or that precisely. I also only have these four quadrants: Shadows, Darks, Lights, and then Highlights. Well, there is a new feature which allows us to exit this parametric curve and enter into a point curve. We can do so by simply clicking on this icon here. Now, at first glance, it doesn't look like much, but this Point Curve acts just like Curve...

Understanding the Point Tone Curve
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Understanding the Point Tone Curve provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 New Features

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Photography
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Lightroom
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