Adjusting levels


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Adjusting levels

Well, we are going to work with the Levels control at the top of the Adjust tab right here, and this is a very powerful tool. Now, the way that it works is, and you'll notice that I have two images here side-by-side in Compare mode in iPhoto, which is pretty handy stuff really. So when I click on this image, we get a histogram for it. Then when I click on this image, we get a different looking histogram. In the histogram is this information right up here, which shows you the lights and the darks and the middle tones across the whole spectrum of the image.

So for example, let's go back to this window shot. The darks. The mid-tones are represented right here. Then the brights are right over here. So that's the way the histogram works. We have brights, mid-tones, and darks. Now, one of the things that you look for when you're doing Levels adjustments is gaps in the histogram, big gaps. Because that means that for instance on this window shot, we have potentially a lot more hig...

Adjusting levels
Video duration: 4m 12s 4h 14m Beginner Updated Aug 11, 2014

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Adjusting levels provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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