Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Blacks slider, part of Getting Started with Adobe Camera Raw 5.
I use Camera Raw's Black slider a lot, and it's found here in the Basics tab. …Here's an example where earlier I had used the Auto Setting with good results. …If I were going to do anything to this image, I would come over and move the …Black slider slightly to the right. Which is now darkening the darkest part …of the image. And basically, it sets a black clipping …point while leaving the rest of the image alone. …By the way, a black clipping point is establishing a cut off point from which …pixels with darker values are clipped or set to pure black.…
Other pixel values are adjusted relative to the new shadow values. …So, there's one example. Here's another example here, where I …would very quickly use the Black slider just to give this just a little more depth. …Now, I'm very much aware that now there's shadow clipping. …But, it doesn't bother me in this case because it does add to the overall affect …of the image. Here's a case where definitely moving the …Black slider. In fact, I probably should have started …
- The Camera Raw interface
- Opening RAW, JPEG, and TIFF files in Camera Raw
- The Toolbar
- Workflow tips
- Basic image processing
- Using the Parametric and Point curves
- Managing noise reduction
- Working with hue, saturation, and luminance
- Creating a split-toned image
- Removing chromatic aberrations
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Camera Rawwith Chris Orwig7h 4m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6with Chris Orwig6h 28m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start
2. The Toolbar
3. Workflow Tips
4. Basic Tab: Basic Image Processing
5. Tone Curve Tab
6. Detail Tab
7. HSL/Grayscale Tab
8. The Split Toning Tab
Creating a split-toned image2m 40s
9. Lens Correction Tab
10. Presets Tab
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