Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Automatic color with Levels or Curves, part of Photoshop: Mastering Color Correction (2012).
Both the Levels and Curves adjustments in Photoshop are generally perceived as …being tonal adjustments. And they are first and foremost aimed at …applying tonal adjustments, rather than color adjustments, but they can most …certainly be used for color as well. And in fact, they can both be used for a …relatively automatic adjustment to color in your photos. …Let's take a look at how this can be done. …I'll go ahead and add a new Adjustment layer. …I'll click on the Add Adjustment Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel, …and I'll choose either Levels or Curves. In this case I'll go ahead and choose Levels.…
That will add a new Levels adjustment layer, and you can see on the Properties …panel, I have my controls for Levels. There's an Auto button, and I could click …that button to apply an automatic adjustment to the image, but the default …focus will be on tonality, not so much on color. …But we can adjust the settings for that automatic adjustment, by going to the …panel popup menu, up to the top right of the Properties panel, and then choosing …
- Configuration considerations
- Evaluating color
- Basic color for raw images
- Essentials of color balance
- Vibrance vs. saturation
- Adjusting temperature in Lab mode
- Strong color cast removal
- Focused color corrections
- Color matching
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Configuration Considerations
2. Evaluating Color
3. Foundations of Color Adjustment
4. Focused Color Corrections
5. Color Matching
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