Applying the Equalize adjustment


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Applying the Equalize adjustment

In this movie, I'm going to show you a few adjustments that aren't used very often, but are worth knowing about. And those are the Equalize adjustment, the Posterize adjustment and the Invert adjustment. The Equalize adjustment is a direct adjustment, so I don't want to do it on my Background layer, instead I'll make a copy of my Background layer by Ctrl-clicking on that layer on a Mac or Right-clicking on a PC and choosing Duplicate Layer. And I'll click OK. So the first thing, I'm going to do is to Equalize the tonal values in this photograph, and what that means is that if you look at the histogram here in the Histogram panel, you can see that most of the tones are to the left of middle gray. That's why the image looks a little flat.

A quick way to move the tones across the tonal field here is to use the Equalize command. Now there are better and more precise ways to do this as I've shown you in other movies. For example, using the Levels input sliders...

Applying the Equalize adjustment
Video duration: 4m 56s 3h 46m Intermediate

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Applying the Equalize adjustment provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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