Adjusting with Curves


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Adjusting with Curves

If you were on a desert island with your computer and Photoshop and some kind of solar energy, and you could only have one tonal and color correction feature with you, what feature would that be? I'd say Curves. Curves is the most complete of the tonal and color correction features in Photoshop. In this movie, I'd like to show you how to use Curves to adjust contrast and brightness in an image. It's very much like making the same kinds of adjustments with Levels, as I showed you how to do in another movie. But with Levels, you could only adjust the tonality of three points: a shadow point, a highlight point, and midtones.

By contrast with Curves, you have the flexibility to adjust any of the 256 grayscales tones in an image. So once you're comfortable learning Levels, I suggest that you give Curves a try too, when you're making changes to brightness and contrast. Curves are also used for color correction, but that's not going to be the focus of this lesson. In this ...

Adjusting with Curves
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Adjusting with Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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