Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic brightness and contrast, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
When you want to adjust the overall luminosity in a photo, one of the more …basic ways to approach that is through the brightness/contrast adjustment. …This adjustment, as the name implies, allows you to adjust the overall …brightness and contrast in a photo very easily. …Of course, brightness/contrast is not quite as fast as simply applying auto …tone or auto contrast from the Image menu, for example. …But those automatic adjustments are actually best suited to a color image, so …that we have all that color information that can be used in processing the image …in order to improve overall contrast and tonality.…
But for any image, whether black and white or color, the brightness/contrast …adjustment provides a very good and very basic way to approach the luminance …values in your photo. This photo, for example, is obviously a …little bit flat. To be sure, there is some contrast, …obviously we can make out texture and details. …We have a very dark door in the background here, and some bright light …
- 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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