Evaluating color with the Histogram panel


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Evaluating color with the Histogram panel

Before we edit our images we need to evaluate our images and the Histogram panel is a very useful tool for evaluating the color in our images. Here is my Histogram panel right here, if you don't see it, you'll find under the Window menu. The Histogram panel is a bar chart essentially of the brightness values in our image going from the Shadows on the left to the Highlights on the right. In the case of this particular image we see that most of the information is clumped within the Midtone region.

Currently, we are seeing a histogram in color, so we are seeing our red, our green and our blue. This is an RGB image that we're working with, and where the green and the blue overlap we see cyan, where the red and green overlap, we have a little trace of yellow in the right-hand corner, and where the blue and the red overlap we have some magenta. Where all three colors overlap we have gray. I actually prefer to see my histograms not in color, but as an RGB which just shows me the shape...

Evaluating color with the Histogram panel
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Evaluating color with the Histogram panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Color

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