- In this project I'd like to explore the concept…of using masks to control where our…curve adjustment layers are going to affect the image.…And this is a good real example of an image…where mask can come in handy.…This is actually a photograph from the front porch…of my house on Kachemak Bay where I live in Alaska.…We have these really dramatic beautiful sunrises…with the southern Kenai Mountains in the foreground…and we've got four glaciers that we can see…from the front porch so it's really quite spectacular.…Awesome, wonderful opportunities for photography.…
But as you can see here in images like this,…and sunset and sunrise images often…present these kind of challenges,…is that that tonal range of the top portion of this image…and the color distribution is quite different…than the foreground and middle ground, with Kachemak Bay…and the mountains which are basically in shadow…and this is all backlit with glorious lighting.…So doing one adjustment across the whole image…is often not very satisfactory.…As you can see by just looking at the general histogram here…
- Using Curves adjustment layers for nondestructive editing
- Setting highlights and shadows
- Making area-specific tonal adjustments
- Using masks to control adjustments
- Adjusting color, brightness, and contrast
- Making quick adjustments
- Fine-tuning your curves
Skill Level Advanced
1. Curve Fundamentals
2. Tone and Simple Color Adjustments with Curves
3. Numeric Color Adjustments with Curves
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