Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading a histogram, part of Learning Photoshop CS6.
Whenever I do Color Correction, I like to use a reference chart called a histogram …to help me while I'm working. Let me show you what that looks like. …I'm going to go to the Layers panel. I'm going to create a Levels Adjustment layer. …And as part of the levels, Color Correction effect, they also give us this …great little histogram, this readout, about what's going on with the brightness …and midtones and shadows, in our image. And here's the way that this works. …And and trust me, I know this is a little complicated but once you master …what this histogram is telling you, you'll be a much better image editor …because of it. So, basically the Shadows are on the …left, Midtones are in the middle, and the Highlights are on the right.…
Now, what it's doing as far as the height of this graph, is it's showing us how …much of that particular tone is there. So, right now on the left here, we have …Pure Shadows, and there's no graph here. There's nothing here. …So, we don't have any real pure black. Same thing on the right side here, we …
- Getting images into Photoshop
- Creating and navigating documents
- Working with layers
- Cropping and straightening images
- Color correction
- Making selections
- Fixing image problems
- Working with effects
- Creating and editing text
- Exporting and printing
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. Getting Started with Photoshop
2. Getting Images into Photoshop
3. Photoshop Basics
4. Image Basics
5. Color Correction
6. Making Selections
7. Fixing Image Problems
8. Working with Effects
9. Working with Text
10. Making Art
11. Exporting and Printing
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