Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The histogram, part of Photoshop CS6 Quick Start for Photographers.
A photographic exposure, obviously, relates to how much light is being …capture by the camera. And with a digital camera, or with a …digital file, in any event, we're able to actually view the distribution of tonal …and color information, within an image. And that, can be helpful, when we're …evaluating an image, and when we're applying adjustments to a photo. …Let's take a look at the histogram which shows us the distribution of tonal values …in an image. I'll start off by choosing Window and …then Histogram from the menu, that will bring up the Histogram panel.…
I'll go ahead and drag it out so that it's floating. …And I'll close the navigator panel that came along with it. …Now at first glance, the histogram might look like in this case, just a jumble of colors. …Let's simplify things just a little bit by expanding this view to include all of …the channels so that we can see the individual details on each of the …channels in the image. We'll take a look, for example, at the …red channel. With the red channel, we can see that …
- A guided tour of Photoshop
- Setting up your environment
- Color modes, bit depth, and image resolution
- The Histogram
- File formats
- Basic adjustments
- Output workflow
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1. A Guided Tour
2. Setting Up Your Environment
3. Some Fundamentals
4. Basic Adjustments
5. Wrapping Up the Workflow
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