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Chapter 6. The Color of Money: Color Cor... > Color Correcting Digital Camera Imag... - Pg. 159

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Seventeen: There's one more important adjustment to make before you click OK in the Curves dialog to apply your correction. In the Curves grid, click on the center of the curve and drag it upward a bit to brighten the midtones of the image. This is a visual adjustment, so it's up to you to determine how much to adjust, but it should be subtle--just enough to brighten and bring out the midtone detail. When it looks right to you, click OK to apply your correction to the high- lights, midtones, and shadows, removing any color casts and brightening the over- all contrast. Step Eighteen: You can now remove the two Color Sampler targets on your photo by going up to the Options Bar and click- ing on the Clear button to complete your RGB color correction. If you want to try this on a CMYK image, read on for more details. Before After Continued Color Correction Secrets Chapter 6 159