Improving contrast


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Improving contrast

While we've touched on it briefly, I want to take a deeper look at contrast. Remember, contrast is the ratio between the lightest and darkest areas within your photo. In this particular image, I could take the quick technique, and just use the Contrast button here under Effects. And you see, with each click, it's adding a little bit of contrast. The darker areas get darker, the brighter areas get a little brighter. If I jump over to the adjustment tab, I see that the Contrast slider has been put into use. And notice, dragging to the left, versus the right, look at the histogram adjust.

Now, what this is essentially doing is pushing more data towards the ends. Here's at low contrast; you see the histogram is grouped to the middle, and pulling to the right is pushing more details in the brightness and the shadows, so that the whites get brighter, and the blacks get blacker. Now, another way to enhance this is with the Levels slider. So, if you want to force an area that's ...

Improving contrast
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Improving contrast provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

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