Introducing the Tone Curves


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Introducing the Tone Curves

In this exercise I am going to introduce you to the Tone Curve function inside Camera Raw. I have just one image open, which is why we're not seeing the filmstrip along the left-hand side. That image is Ventura harbor.dng. It's found inside the 24_camera_raw folder. This is a night shot, I think fairly obviously, that I shot without a tripod. I just mounted the camera on the edge of a railing here for a four-second exposure, which provided me with a fair amount of light for such a dark evening. It was actually after midnight when I captured this image. There was a fog rolling in as well.

But while I have managed to blow a few highlights in the background, the ones associated with those lights across the harbor there, I don't have much in the way of highlight information going on. You can see that this histogram is balanced precipitously over to the left-hand side, so we have a ton of shadow detail, just a little bit in the way of dark midtones and no light midtones or highlight ...

Introducing the Tone Curves
Video duration: 6m 9s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Introducing the Tone Curves provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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