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Chapter 6. Tonal Correction: Stretching and Squeezing the Bits

Chapter 6. Tonal Correction: Stretching and Squeezing the Bits

Tonal manipulation—adjusting the lightness or darkness of your images—is one of Photoshop's most powerful and far-reaching capabilities, and sometimes it can seem like magic. But really, there's nothing magical about it. Once you understand how tonal manipulation is done—it all comes back to those ubiquitous zeros and ones—it starts to look downright pedestrian. But your increased understanding of how Photoshop works (and more important, your ability to spend more time playing around) should more than make up for any loss of the sense of wonder.


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