Working with the Histogram panel


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Working with the Histogram panel

In this exercise, I am going to show you how to use the Histogram panel in order to gauge the quality of your Brightness/Contrast modifications. I have gone ahead and saved off my progress to this particular image, it's The masked butterfly.psd, found inside the 07_basic_correct folder. Now, before we move onto the Histogram panel, I want you to see a problem in this particular composition. I will go ahead and zoom in, nice and close below the right-hand wing. You can see that we have some very choppy transitions here. I will go ahead and zoom in one click farther, so you can see all of those little jagged edges.

That's completely a function of that layer Mask we created. If I Shift+Click on the layer Mask thumbnail here inside the layers panel, you will see that those choppy transitions go away. The reason we have those choppy transitions is because we relied on a couple of primitive tools, the Quick Selection tool, and as you may recall, here under the Select menu, the Similar co...

Working with the Histogram panel
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Working with the Histogram panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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