Increase midtone contrast with Curves Photoshop CC


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Increasing midtone contrast with Curves

of the most powerful adjustment layers is the Curves Adjustment layer in Photoshop. Now, it's very similar to Levels, but you can control the midtones with much more precision. So, let's add a Levels Adjustment layer first so that I can explain what I mean. Here you can see the histogram of this image, and I can see that I don't quite have values in my highlights. So as we did in a previous video, I can scoot over my input level here to the left. But now, if I want to adjust the midtones of my image, I only have this single slider where I can either make the image lighter or I can make the image darker.

The power of Curves is that I can have up to 16 different sliders here. So let's go ahead and tap the Delete key and that will delete my levels Adjustment Layer. And instead we're going to add a Curves Adjustment Layer. Here, I can see that same histogram, and in fact, I can make changes to set my dynamic range here as well. So I'll bring over that sl...

Increasing midtone contrast with Curves
Video duration: 5m 7s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Increasing midtone contrast with Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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