Yesterday’s post showed typical curves adjustments
Applied to a B&W Grayscale Ramp test image
Today – some of the same effects applied to
A color image
Make Mine Sunny-Side-Up
Playing with Levels & Curves (and Cone Flowers & Daisies)
Here are the before/after for several typical curves effects
The image is from yesterday’s post
Courtesy of my friend, Travis Hall
Note the curves display; there are two versions shown –
Bottom left is much the same as used in previous posts
Bottom right shows a pair of histograms
The input image histogram is displayed on top, an inverted output image histogram is displayed on the bottom
For each point on the curve, an arrow is displayed under the input histogram at its input level,
and an arrow is displayed above the output histogram at its output level
The two arrows are connected by a line
This form of histogram, extremely useful, is from
PWP is unknown to almost everyone?? How can that be???
Windows only & a different interface/workflow probably
At < $100 it’s well worth your time & money
I used it for years before even considering PS
Click any example to enlarge
For convenience, use the slide show format at the end of the post
Click any image to view slide show
Preview of coming attractions (in a few days) –
The important role of L&C
In preparing images for digital print
Your paper’s darkest tone isn’t black and
Its lightest isn’t white
AND – it varies from one paper type to another
What can/should be done about it? And how?
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