Monday, June 7, 2010

photoshop - Workflow 2


5:59 PM |

Workflow Stage 3

Basic Image Workflow

The next thing we do is adjust the contrast of the image. There are several ways todo this, and some work better than others. There are 4 popular ways to achieve contrast control.

1. Auto Contrast - IMAGE/ADJUST/AUTO CONTRAST

This is a quick and dirty way which doesn't give you any control.

2. Brightness/Contrast-IMAGE/ADJUST BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST

This allows you to adjust the brightness and contrast of the image seperately (considered a crude method)

3. Levels - Image/Adjust Levels

You can increase the contrast by bringing the highlight and shadow sliders closer together.
 4. Curves - Image/Adjustments/Curves

You can increase contrast in the curves by using an S-Curve (one of my favorites). Varying degrees of the curve will will increase the amount of contrast. We will use this method for our image.

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