Targeted Curves adjustments


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Targeted Curves adjustments

The curves adjustment is by its nature something of a targeted adjustment. By that I mean that when you apply its curves adjustment you are able to focus your adjustment on a particular range of tonal values within the image. Of course in the context of the curves adjustment by itself the adjustment is only targeted based on tonal values not the location of pixels within the image. As you'll see in this lesson, by combing the targeted capabilities of curves and layers masks you can maximize your ability to focus adjustments exactly where you want them. In this case, for example, I'd like to darken down the sky in order to produce a little bit more drama in this image.

However, if I were to darken the sky, I would also be darkening other areas of the image. I could be very careful with my curves adjustment, making sure that the only tonal values that are affected are those found in the sky. However, the tonal values found in the sky are also found in the waterfall. ...

Targeted Curves adjustments
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Targeted Curves adjustments provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Curves Workshop

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