Correcting blacks


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Correcting blacks

Learning to use the tonal sliders in Camera Raw, Blacks, Exposure, Contrast, Brightness, this takes practice. Hopefully, you're finding that the histogram helps both in diagnosing problems and in creating solutions. Let's look at a few more examples. Obviously, this image needs to be rotated. I'm going to use the Rotate button at the top of the Camera Raw dialog box. By now, you should readily recognize this image as being low-contrast, both because it looks like it has a low contrast and because you can tell from the histogram that there are no blacks. You've already seen that you can use the Blacks slider to push image data down into the blacks of the image.

I'm going to do that right now. What we get is a pretty contrasty image. In fact, it's an image that's possibly too contrasty for the subject matter. So, as much as I've been harping on the histogram as a tool that lets you understand what edits you can make to an image where you might need to make to a...

Correcting blacks
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Correcting blacks provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography

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