Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The sawtooth curve, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects (2011).
The curves adjustment is quite powerful, allowing you to apply a wide variety of …effects to an image both in terms of optimizing appearance and also applying …creative effects. One interesting effect I used to present …as a bit of a joke when teaching the curves adjustment is the sawtooth curve. …I was sometimes surprised at just how many of my students loved the effect. …And wanted to be able to apply it to their own photos. …In this lesson, I'll show you how this effect is applied. …It all starts with a curves adjustment layer. …So I'll go to the bottom of the layers panel and click the Add Adjustment Layer button.…
And then choose Curves from the popup menu that appears. …Of course I could use the curves adjustment to affect the overall tonality …or color in the image, but I'm going to take a more dramatic approach. …Instead of working with curves using anchor points to bend the shape of the …curve, I'm going to go straight to the Pencil tool, which allows me to draw a …specific and custom shape for my curve. And I'm not going to draw just any shape. …
- Safely experimenting with creativity
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Using Curves presets for creative effects
- Applying a vignette
- Using the Filter Gallery
- Applying a Gradient Map adjustment
- Creating a multiple exposure effect
- Hand-painting an image
- Creative projects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Basics
2. Expanded Creativity
3. Targeted Creativity
4. Creative Projects
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