Monday, June 28, 2010
I found that the best method to learn how to use Curves is to watch Photoshop tutorials. I recommend watching "Photoshop - Curves vs Levels" to see the amazing improvement of contrast and colors in a photograph when using Curves instead of Levels. And once you know what you are doing, Curves is just as easy to use as Levels. By watching the following short videos, you will get a more in depth knowledge about Curves. Note: Some of steps and techniques in each of the videos are the same but I still found them all useful because each offers different explanations and viewpoints.
1. "Photoshop Curves Tutorial - Part 1"
2. "Photoshop Curves Tutorial - Part 2"
3. "Photoshop CS4 - Color Curves" (also shows how to use Curves in CS3)
Most likely using the techniques shown in the above videos will color correct your art well enough. However, if it does not or you want even more in depth information on how to use an advanced color correcting method in Curves with the info pallet, watch the 26 minute video "Color Correcting Photos: photoshop CS3!"
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