Tonal adjustments with Curves


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Tonal adjustments with Curves

While there are a variety of tools you can use for applying Tonal adjustments to an image, they include Brightness Contrast, Levels, and Shadows Highlights, for example. In my mind, Curves is all you really need when it comes to applying Tonal adjustments to a photo. That doesn't mean you should never use the other adjustments. It just means that once you become familiar with Curves, it can likely be your first, and possibly only tool for adjusting the Tonality in your images. Let's take a look at how we can apply Tonal adjustments using Curves. I'll go ahead and click on the Add New Adjustment Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel, and then I'll choose Curves from the pop up menu.

So that we get a new Curves Adjustment layer for our image and also so that we can see the Adjustment Controls in the Properties panel. Let's start off with a very basic adjustment, a basic Brightness Contrast adjustment, essentially mimicking what we could otherwise...

Tonal adjustments with Curves
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Tonal adjustments with Curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CS6 Image Optimization Workshop

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