Improving tonal quality with Levels


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Improving tonal quality with Levels

One of the more common problems you'll run into when working with digital images is they tend to sometimes be flat. They don't have a lot of contrast and here's an example in this image. It's great composition and nice color, so forth, but it's just looking a little flat. It needs to be a little bit pumped up and have stronger blacks and stronger whites. Now there is a variety of different tools in Photoshop and features that let you address this problem. I am going to teach you about Levels, and specifically, the Levels Adjustment layer. Now before we do that, I've got a layer here called 256 Levels. I am going to go ahead and turn that on, and it's just a gradient from left to right where it goes from black to white.

What this represents is the number of tones or grayscale values there are per channel in an RGB image. It turns out that an RGB image is actually made up of three channels of light: red light, green light and blue light. In fact, if I go ahead and tu...

Improving tonal quality with Levels
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Improving tonal quality with Levels provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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