Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Automatic tonal adjustments, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
With older photographs there's a very good chance that you're going to need to …deal with sometimes significant tonal issues. …The image may have not been properly exposed in the first place. …Or it might have faded or otherwise been altered over time. …In this case, you can see that I have an image that's a little bit dark and it …lacks a fair amount of contrast. The color also looks to be less than ideal. …Perhaps, it's shifted a little bit over time. …It looks a little blue to cyan, and I'd like to correct the overall image. …You may find that you are quite eager to apply a basic adjustment to improve an …image that you are trying to restore, and there are some automatic tonal …adjustments that can help very, very quickly.…
These include the auto-tone and auto-contrast adjustments. …Let's go ahead and take a look at two of the options that are available on the menu. …I'll go to the image menu, and then I'll start off by choosing auto contrast. …Applying this command will apply an automatic contrast enhancement to the image. …
- Choosing your source image
- Adding metadata
- Image restoration strategy
- Working with layers
- Evaluating before and after
- Tonal and color adjustments
- Image cleanup
- Adjusting detail
- Saving the master image
- Creating a print or online version
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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