Creating neutral white or black points


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Creating neutral white or black points

When applying color corrections it seems most photographers focus on the mid-tone range in the photo. Which makes sense, considering that mid-tones tend to be the most prevalent in a given image. However, by focusing your color adjustment on the highlights and shadows, you'll likely find that you're able to optimize both tone and color much more quickly and accurately. Here I've already added a curves adjustment, so I'm ready to get started. Since the sky dominates this image, I think I'll start with the blue channel. So I'll chose blue from the pop up in the adjustments panel. I'll then adjust the end points for the blue curve. I'll start by bringing the white point inward.

This will help to brighten up the blues in the image. As you can see, we're already effecting a chance within the clouds. If I hold the Alt or Option key, I can also see the clipping preview, so I know where I'm losing information in the image. I want to minimize...

Creating neutral white or black points
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Creating neutral white or black points provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Curves Workshop

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