Understanding the basics of curves


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Understanding the basics of curves

Probably the most used adjustment in Photoshop-- Curves adjust the tonality and color of an image. A little like the Levels adjustment, Curves works on a much broader spectrum. Levels adjust three points--black, white, and midtone--and Curves adjusts these points plus all points in between. Click on the Add a new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel and select Curves. Let's go first to the Color Channel dropdown menu. This holds the information for the separate color channels. You can stay in the combined channel mode for all the adjustments or do them by channel for even more control over the adjustments.

At the top of the dialog box is the Curves type presets dropdown. These presets can sometimes be pretty interesting, and are worth a quick look- through, if nothing else. Now let's look at the histogram. Histograms are downright frightening to many people, but all a histogram is really is a graph that shows all the tonal information of an image. The upper...

Understanding the basics of curves
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Understanding the basics of curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photo Restoration with Photoshop

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