In this video, we are going to take an introductory look at the Curves Adjustment Layer, one of Photoshop’s most powerful and flexible tools. In particular, the video demonstrates the strengths of the Curves tool:
How to use it to precisely extend the tonal range of an image and to add contrast;
How to avoid clipping highlights and shadows while adjusting the contrast;
How to master the S-Curve to achieve the desired final results.
Additionally, we share a few tips on how to optimize the use of the Curves Adjustment Layer throughout the video, including how to use the eyedropper tool to define the brightness point of an area in the image.
We hope you find this video informative and helpful!
During the journey to become proficient with Adobe Photoshop, two tools - Levels and Curves - will likely beg the question: what is the difference between them?
This video by Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect, details their similarities and differences.
In part 2 of our introduction to the Curves Adjustment Layer we will take a look at how to use this tool to tone and color correct an image.
In particular, the video demonstrates how to use Curves to:
Color correct an image;
LESSON 3:BEFORE THE CAPTURE
Camera Sensors, Megapixels and How They Affect Post-Production Results
What Is ISO
Camera Settings For Better Source Images
Light & Shadow Basics
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