- Now to finish up our adjustment on this image…that we've already performed the color cast on,…let's take a look at the overall brightness and contrast…of this image and see if we can fine-tune that…to improve our image even more.…In the previous exercise we did the color cast correction,…we removed the blue color cast, got a noticeable improvement…in the overall quality of the image,…and the color saturation actually gives us…a little bit better overall contrast as well.…So for improving overall brightness and contrast…let's evaluate the image, we've got good histograms,…got data from highlight to shadow, we've removed…the color cast, everything's nice and balanced,…and the overall brightness is actually pretty good.…
We could take and try to do a midtone brightening of…the image, I'm going to hit the Delete key to remove that.…I really don't want to brighten.…I think the brightness is good.…If I'm working on this on a calibrated monitor…and I'm comfortable with the brightness,…I don't need to do any more lightening.…
- Using Curves adjustment layers for nondestructive editing
- Setting highlights and shadows
- Making area-specific tonal adjustments
- Using masks to control adjustments
- Adjusting color, brightness, and contrast
- Making quick adjustments
- Fine-tuning your curves
Skill Level Advanced
1. Curve Fundamentals
2. Tone and Simple Color Adjustments with Curves
3. Numeric Color Adjustments with Curves
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