Increasing midtone contrast with Curves


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Increasing midtone contrast with Curves

In this video, I want to talk to you about the Curves Adjustment layer and how it's similar but different at the same time as the Levels Adjustment layer. So, if we take a look at this image, it's got a Levels Adjustment layer already applied to it. I can turn that off to show you where we started. And we added a Levels Adjustment layer to this image to actually give it some pop and some contrast. If I click on the actual icon for the levels adjustment in the Layers panel, you can see where I've put the sliders. So, I've made the Black slider 15 and the White slider 210, just to establish a true black and white in the image.

Now what I want to be able to do though is increase the contrast in the midtones as well. You can see in the Levels histogram user interface here, I've only got three levels of control, three sliders. I can set a black point, a white point, and then I can adjust the middle range. If I click that Gray slider and drag it left or right, I am opening u...

Increasing midtone contrast with Curves
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Increasing midtone contrast with Curves 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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