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How To Use 'curves' Effectively?  
User currently offlineMidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

Hey all

I brought this up in another thread recently, with little response.

I'm curious, how does one use the 'curves' function in Photoshop effectively. What type of guidelines are there to get the most true colors out of your photos? Is there a trick, or a tip to it? (Like just pushing the arrows to the edges of the map in levels?)

Thanks


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User currently offlineJeffm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

only when needed, and only on their own layer so it can be applied selectively.

User currently offlineMidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

How could you apply curves selectively? If you change the color of the picture, won't it be rather noticeable when done selectively?

And still, HOW do you use curves to begin with?



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User currently offlineCvervais From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

Get this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Elem...UTF8&s=books&qid=1245117814&sr=1-1

It explains it well and has examples. It also gives you a good understand of post processing and making pictures come out their best.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3397 times:



Quoting MidEx216 (Reply 2):
How could you apply curves selectively? If you change the color of the picture, won't it be rather noticeable when done selectively?

Not when used on their own layer mask.

You need a few good books....that is a very basic function of PS......


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