Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Curves presets for creative effects, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects (2011).
The Curves Adjustment has a reputation for being difficult to learn, and part of …that stems from the incredible power and flexibility, available with Curves. …Fortunately, there are a variety of presets in Curves that make it easy to …apply a creative effect. And you can always refine the results by …digging deeper into the Curves Adjustment. …Let's get started. I'll go ahead and add a Curves Adjustment …layer by clicking on the Create New Adjustment layer button. …The half black, half white circle at the bottom of the Layers panel. …And then choosing curves. This will add a Curves Adjustment layer …and also provide me with the curves adjustments, on the Adjustments panel.…
I could certainly adjust the curve directly, but I want to take a look at …some of the pre-sets that will enable me to get started more easily using Curves. …I'll go ahead and click the popup at the top of the Adjustments panel for Curves. …And let's just take a look at Strong Contrast, for example. …This pre-set will give me an S curve with a relatively steep center point, which …
- Safely experimenting with creativity
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Using Curves presets for creative effects
- Applying a vignette
- Using the Filter Gallery
- Applying a Gradient Map adjustment
- Creating a multiple exposure effect
- Hand-painting an image
- Creative projects
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Creative Basics
2. Expanded Creativity
3. Targeted Creativity
4. Creative Projects
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