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Chapter 8. Understanding Colors and Chan... > Using Curves and Color Adjustments

Using Curves and Color Adjustments

The Curves adjustment lets you adjust tonal ranges in the image without changing image exposure. Curves is an excellent adjustment for lightening the dark shadows of an image to bring out detail, or for creating special effects like solarization. The Color Balance adjustment lets you change the highlight, shadows, and midtones of an image separately. The Color Balance dialog box performs linear adjustments to color; therefore, it's a good tool for correcting common tonal adjustments, such as using traditional outdoor film, indoors and getting a green cast to the image.The Brightness/Contrast adjustment changes an image by an overall lightning or darkening of the image pixels. While good for special effects, its linear way of changing an image's brightness and contrast do not lend themselves to photo restoration. Curves and Levels are much better for this type of work.


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