Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Brightness and Contrast sliders, part of Getting Started with Adobe Camera Raw 5.
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The Brightness slider found in the basic tab is similar to the Exposure slider. …But it distributes the total values in a linear adjustment. …Positive Exposure Settings often clip the highlights, like in this case here. …You can see I get a lot of clipping in the highlights. …Positive Brightness Values opens up the shadow areas. …And basically, doesn't clip the highlights. …Now, you can see what happens when you move the Brightness slider to the left.…
It's compressing the shadow areas. The Contrast slider works in conjunction …with the Brightness Setting. Applies the S curve that results in …either increased or decreased contrast while leaving the extremes alone. …
- 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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