Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing tonality with Curves, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
When it comes to applying sophisticated tonal adjustments in order to improve the …appearance of your older photographs, there's really no match for the curves adjustment. …Now you might be a little bit intimidated by curves, because it's certainly one of …the more challenging adjustments to use but I think you'll find after working …with curves just a little bit that it's really not as hard as it seems. …Let's take a look at how we can use curves to improve the tonality of an …image that needs quite a bit of work. I'll start off by creating a curves …adjustment layer. So I'll go to the bottom of the layers …panel and click on the Add Adjustment Layer button, that's the half black, half …white circle icon. After clicking on that button I'll then …choose Curves from the pop up menu. As you can see, that adds a curves …adjustment layer, and also gives me the curves controls on the Properties panel.…
I'm going to start off working with curves in a very basic way. …In effect, working with curves in the same way that I would work with levels. …
- Choosing your source image
- Adding metadata
- Image restoration strategy
- Working with layers
- Evaluating before and after
- Tonal and color adjustments
- Image cleanup
- Adjusting detail
- Saving the master image
- Creating a print or online version
Skill Level Intermediate
Scanning Techniques for Photography Art and Designwith Taz Tally6h 53m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Tonal Adjustments
3. Color Adjustments
4. Targeted Tonal and Color Adjustments
5. Image Cleanup
6. Adjusting Detail
7. Finishing Up the Image
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