Using the Curves adjustment for contrast


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Using the Curves adjustment for contrast

In the last movie I showed you how to use a Curves adjustment layer to adjust the exposure of an image. But that's not the only way that you can change the tonality of an image with Curves. You can also adjust the contrast of an image, which is the difference between the bright tones and the dark tones in the image. This photograph actually needs both an exposure adjustment and a contrast adjustment, so I'm going to add more than one Curves adjustment layer. I'm working here in my Adjustments workspace by the way, which does not include the Histogram panel, because I need room to show you both the Adjustments panel and the Layers panel. I'll start by going to the Adjustments panel, and clicking the Curves icon to add the first Curves adjustment layer to the Layers panel.

Then I'm going to go to the Adjustments panel. I'm going to click the Expand View icon so I have a better of the Curves adjustment panel. I'll use this first Curves adjustment layer just to i...

Using the Curves adjustment for contrast
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Using the Curves adjustment for contrast provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Design Photography
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