Using curves for contrast and tone


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Using curves for contrast and tone

This movie we will be working on the file s_curve.psd. You can find that in the Chapter 18 folder. Let's go ahead and double click that one to open it up in Photoshop. F go to Full Screen View mode and then reposition the image. Now, what I want to do here is simply click on the Adjustment Layer icon for Curves. That will then open up my Curves dialog and it will create an Adjustment Layer above the image here. Now, currently I have a four-by-four grid. I want a little bit more of a detailed view here, so I'm going to hold down the Option key on a Mac/Alt key on a PC and click on that grid and now I have a ten-by-ten view. Now, this view is a little bit cramped for me so I'll click on the icon to expand that panel.

So I can really focus in on the task at hand. Now what I'm interested in doing here is increasing the contrast and color saturation. So let's talk a little bit about Curves. We have this line that goes from bottom to top. Now if this line is really steep, ...

Using curves for contrast and tone
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Using curves for contrast and tone provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

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Photography
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Photoshop
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