Using the Levels adjustment for tonal corrections


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Using the Levels adjustment for tonal corrections

This chapter is all about correcting tonal values which are the darks, the lights and the mid-tones that make up the underlying tonal structure of every image whether it's a color photograph like this one or a black and white image. Colors sometimes makes it difficult to see tone but if you squint your eyes that often helps you to envision the underlying gray scale tones that make up an image. I don't have to squint very much in this case to see that this image is dull and flat. It lacks bright whites and dark darks. One way to fix a flat image like this is to increase its contrast and tweak its brightness using a Levels adjustment and that's what I'm going to show you how to do in this movie. I can apply a Levels adjustment as a direct adjustment from the Image menu at the top of the screen.

But as you know, from previous movies I prefer using a nondestructive re-editable adjustment layer whenever I can. So I'm going to apply Levels from over here in the adjustments...

Using the Levels adjustment for tonal corrections
Video duration: 7m 42s 3h 46m Intermediate

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Using the Levels adjustment for tonal corrections 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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