Creating an inverted color effect


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Creating an inverted color effect

It might surprise you just how complicated an inverted effect for a photographic image can be. Sure there are very simple ways to invert the pixel values within an image, but using curves you can apply considerable control over the process. Let's take a look. I've added a curves adjustment layer and I'm going to start off by choosing a preset that creates an inverted effect. Specifically, the appearance of a color negative. Choosing that preset you can see the effect is quite dramatic. This is approximately what the color negative would have looked like, if I had taken this picture, with film. And of course, I can adjust the individual channels if I'd like to, in order to take the effect a little bit further.

Or, to tone it down. In this case, I'm actually going to apply a more simplistic inversion effect. So, I'll reset my curves adjustment. and then drag the black point up to the top left of the curve adjustment, and the white end point down to the...

Creating an inverted color effect
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Creating an inverted color effect provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Curves Workshop

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