Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Painting an adjustment, part of Photoshop CS6: Restoring Photos.
When you want to apply an adjustment that only affects a specific area of a photo, …sometimes the best way to go about that is to simply paint the adjustment into …the image. In this photo, for example, you can see …that over in the trees there's a real lack of contrast. …The top portion of the tree looks good, but most of the mid-section here looks …very drab. A little bit gray and flat. …And I'd like to enhance contrast there. And in fact also for the boathouse in the …distance as well. I'll start off by applying an adjustment …that I think will be an appropriate adjustment for the image, and more …importantly, an adjustment that is fairly obvious, very plain to see.…
I'll add a Curves adjustment in this case, and I'm going to drag my curve …upwards, since this is a black and white image. …I'll drag the curve upward in order to add some density, but I want to focus …that adjustment on the darkest portions of the photo. …If I scroll down a little bit, you can see that the dark portions of the curve …
- 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
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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