Join Taz Tally for an in-depth discussion in this video Image evaluation, part of Photoshop Color Correction: Creative Mood Adjustments.
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…In this project, we're going to have all sorts of fun with this one.…This is a high-key image, or a light image.…And the reason why we call this a high-key image is that…pretty much all the data is in the lighter portions of the image.…We can see that just visually here.…There's not a lot of darkness going on in this image at all.…And, in fact, when we take a look at our histogram, our primary tool that…we use for evaluating our image and then…guiding us in any adjustments we want to make.…We can sure see, oh yeah, pretty much…all the data is from, you know, highlight to…maybe about 55, 60%, in terms of the tonal range.…
And from there, from about midtone, all the way…down to the shadow, there's just not much here.…Remember, it's always kind of useful to look at the histogram, just in RGB mode.…Just to see the distribution of tone.…Then, when you want to start thinking about the color, then you can…switch to, to the color mode, where you see all the overlapping histograms.…But let's move down to the individual histograms, then we'll come back to…
Check out the first installment in this series, Photoshop Color Correction: Fundamentals, for more detailed information about adjusting color in Photoshop.