Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the parametric and point curves, part of Getting Started with Adobe Camera Raw 5.
Let's look at Camera Raw's tone curves and see how we can get even more control …over the redistribution of the tonal values in an image. …Generally, I recommend you do your first processing here in the basic tab. …In this case, I'll select the auto setting, then come here to the curves tab …for fine tuning. Here, you'll see a choice between the …parametric curve and a point curve. Let's start with the parametric tone curve.…
Just like Photoshop's curves, the horizontal axis represents the original …intensity values of the pixels. The vertical axis represents the new …tonal values. With the parametric curve, you basically …work with four set points. The highlights, the lights, the darks and …the shadows. Instead of placing a multiple set of …points on the curve and dragging the curve to a desired position like you do …with the point tone curve, you control the tonal values with sliders found under …the graph. What's lacking in detail control is more …than made up for in ease of use. Let's see, I'm going to move the …
- The Camera Raw interface
- Opening RAW, JPEG, and TIFF files in Camera Raw
- The Toolbar
- Workflow tips
- Basic image processing
- Using the Parametric and Point curves
- Managing noise reduction
- Working with hue, saturation, and luminance
- Creating a split-toned image
- Removing chromatic aberrations
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Camera Rawwith Chris Orwig7h 4m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6with Chris Orwig6h 28m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start
2. The Toolbar
3. Workflow Tips
4. Basic Tab: Basic Image Processing
5. Tone Curve Tab
6. Detail Tab
7. HSL/Grayscale Tab
8. The Split Toning Tab
Creating a split-toned image2m 40s
9. Lens Correction Tab
10. Presets Tab
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