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Part 4. Working with Tone > Task 3 How to Improve Contrast with Curves

Task 3 How to Improve Contrast with Curves

Task 2 showed how to use the Levels dialog box to set the white point and the black point of an image, thus optimizing the tonal range for the image. You can use the Curves dialog box to increase the contrast in the image, allowing you to selectively enhance image details. If the image seems flat or lacking in contrast, curves can make a dramatic improvement. Curves provide complete control over every color and tonal area of your image, as opposed to the Levels command (see the preceding task) or the Shadow/Highlight command (see the next task), which automates edits to specific tonal areas.

1. Open the Info Palette

Open the image you want to affect. Select Window, Info to open the Info palette.


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