Using the parametric curve


show more Using the parametric curve provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6 show less
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Using the parametric curve

Now that we've been introduced to the Tone Curve panel, let's take a look at how we can use these different types of adjustments in order to improve our photographs, like this photograph here of my daughter in Annika peering into our bedroom. What I want to do is I want to improve the exposure. The problem with this image obviously is that it's really bright in the background, but the subject is a bit too dark. So, I want to go ahead and work on a couple of areas. I want to primarily begin to work on these darker tones, so I'll go ahead and click and drag these up. In order to increase the values here, I'll work on my Lights just a little bit, also the Shadows.

And then for the Highlights I want to bring those down, so I'm going to go ahead and bring these way down. I'm just looking and try to find a sweet spot with these different tones. A lot of times what you'll do is you'll mix these together. You'll make one adjustment and then another, and the...

Using the parametric curve
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Using the parametric curve provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

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Photography
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Photoshop Camera Raw
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