Targeted Curves adjustments


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Targeted Curves adjustments

One of the nicer ways to use the new Adjustments panels inside Photoshop CS4 is to use a special option of some of the adjustments called the Targeted Adjustment tool. So I'm going to click on the Curves adjustment and that creates a Curves adjustment layer here in the Layers panel. My Adjustments panel shows me now the Curves adjustments and what most people do is they start clicking a point on the curve and start adjusting that. Now if you are like me and you think this interface is a little geeky, its charts and graphs, I already know in the image what's wrong with it.

Like this shadow on the left side of her nose is too dark and I want to lighten it. Well that's what this tool is. The tool that gives you the finger, so to speak. I am going to click on that tool and this now lets you click-and-drag in the image itself to start manipulating the tonality or the curve of this image. So if I just click in this dark area and start dragging up to lighten it, you will see the i...

Targeted Curves adjustments
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Targeted Curves adjustments provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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