Reading the Histogram panel


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Reading the Histogram panel

Before you correct the tonality of an image it's important to diagnose the problem that you want to correct. It takes practice to train your eye to read the tonal values in a photograph and even if you are skilled in the art of reading photographs, there will be times when you'll find it hard to determine what's wrong with an image by relying on visual cues alone. That's when the Histogram panel can really come in handy. The Histogram panel offers an invaluable way to evaluate photographs to diagnose problems that you want to correct and to monitor the effects of adjustments as you make them.

Let's start by opening the Histogram panel. You can do that by going up to the Window menu at the top of the screen and choosing Histogram or as I did, you can change you workspace to one that includes the Histogram panel like the Color and Tone workspace. By default the Histogram panel looks like this when you open it. I prefer to see it larger and so I like to go the panel me...

Reading the Histogram panel
Video duration: 5m 23s 3h 46m Intermediate

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Reading the Histogram panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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