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Part: IV Correcting, Restoring, and Reto... > Curves and Adjustment Layers

Chapter 12. Curves and Adjustment Layers

In this chapter, you'll learn

  • The fundamentals of applying Curves

  • All about Curves—what it is and does

  • How to use Curves with Adjustment Layers

  • How to apply minor corrections using Curves

  • How to find and remove a dominant color's influence

  • How to apply corrections in each color channel

  • How to create contrast in a color channel

  • How to apply Curves to selected areas

  • How to create special effects using Curves

It is a cold, hard fact that when you're working with digitized photographs, you will need to apply some amount of color adjustment. Chances are, you'll win the lottery before you bring a photograph into Photoshop and find that the colors are perfect. Color correction ranks as the third inevitability in digital life, right after system halts and a monthly AOL CD in your mailbox.


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