Color adjustments with Curves


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Color adjustments with Curves

The Curves adjustment is often thought of as a tonal adjustment and with good reason. It is an excellent tool for adjusting the overall tonality in your images, but you can also use curves to adjust the color in your photos. For basic color adjustments there's really not a lot of reason to use curves, you might as well just use color balance, for example. But when things get a little bit tricky, curves can be very, very helpful indeed. In this photo, for example, I have a little bit too much red going on in the highlights. You can see the brighter areas of the image look a little bit too red.

The shadow areas of the image, you can see the darker areas in the background for example, actually look reasonably good. They might be a little bit red, but they don't need as much correction as those highlights. Let's take a look at how curves can address this issue. I'll go ahead and click the Add New Adjustment layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel and then...

Color adjustments with Curves
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Color adjustments with Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CS6 Image Optimization Workshop

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