Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Tone curve adjustments, part of Photoshop: Raw Workshop (2013).
For basic tonal adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw you'll probably find that the …various options in the basic section will work quite well. …Those include exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites and blacks. …But in some cases you may want to take just a little bit more control over the …process of adjusting brightness and contrast, especially when you want to …focus on various tonal ranges within the image. …For those situations the tone curve provides a great deal of control. …Let's take a look. I'll start by switching to the tone curve …tab so I'll click that tone curve button below the histogram to bring up the tone …curve options and you'll see that we have both a point tone curve as well as a …parametric tone curve. The simpler of the two is parametric, and …you'll notice that we have some controls that are very similar to the basic tonal …adjustments in the basic set of controls, here they include highlights, lights, …darks, and shadows. The four sliders allow us to brighten or …
- Opening raw captures
- Setting Camera Raw preferences
- Zooming and panning
- Processing multiple images
- Image rotation, cropping, and straightening
- White balance and tonal adjustments
- Sharpening and noise reduction
- Split toning
- Compensating for lens vignetting
- Focused adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
1. Adobe Camera Raw Overview
2. Basic Adjustments
3. Advanced Adjustments
4. Focused Adjustments
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