Parametric curves and targeted adjustments


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Parametric curves and targeted adjustments

I'm still working inside Ventura harbor.dng found inside the 24_camera_raw folder. In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to work with the variations on the curves adjustment that's found only inside the Camera RAW dialog box and that's the parametric tone curve. Now, you may recall that what I want to do here is I want to expand the shadows. I want to brighten up the shadows. So I'm going to start things off by increasing that Shadows value there, and I'll start by taking it up to +50, let's say. That has an interesting effect on the image.

I wouldn't say it's altogether positive, because we're sort of washing out some of the detail in the background. We'll come back to that. We are boosting the shadows, so they're brightening up quite nicely. However, we're also bringing out a ton of noise in this image, and anytime you make big modifications to your shadows, when you stretch out that shadow detail you're going to bring out a bun...

Parametric curves and targeted adjustments
Video duration: 6m 26s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Parametric curves and targeted adjustments 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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