Balancing levels


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Balancing levels

When opening an image in any of the nic plug-ins. You always want to ensure you're sending off the best quality file possible. Notice we are working with a RAW image here. Regarding if you are working in Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture. If you're starting with a RAW file, before you can send it off to nic plug-ins, the file is going to be converted to a TIFF, a PSD, or some other format. If we send the file as it is, often add plug-ins, as you can see, we're not really going to be sending off the maximum amount of data. Look at all the shadow detail that is simply not showing up in here. We have a big gap of the shadow area, where we could stretch this histogram out, to fill in the full width of the histogram, and get a lot more detail in there.

Now, it's true that I could open this as a TIF file Internet plugins. And then using the curves in there to stretch this out. However, I'd be stretching out an essentially flattened file. Whereas, if I'm w...

Balancing levels
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Balancing levels provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke as part of the Nik Creative Effects Workshop

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