Using the Curves adjustment for exposure


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Using the Curves adjustment for exposure

The most powerful and flexible way to adjust tones in an image is with Curves. Curves like Levels can be used to adjust brightness, contrast and even color in an image. But while Levels offer just three tonal controls, the Black, White and Gray sliders. With a Curves adjustment you can control up to 16 different tonal values with a single adjustment. I'm going to apply a Curves adjustment layer to this image to introduce you to the Curves Interface and show you how to use Curves for just one of its purposes to fix the exposure or brightness of an image. I could apply Curves as a direct adjustment from the image adjustments menu up here, but as you know from other movies, I prefer to use an adjustment layer wherever possible.

And so I'm going to close this menu and go over to the Adjustments panel and I'm going to find the Curves adjustment icon there and click that icon to change the Adjustments panel to the Curves controls and if I look at the Layers panel which I'll do...

Using the Curves adjustment for exposure
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Using the Curves adjustment for exposure 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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Photoshop
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