Normally, I write these Photoshop Top 40 posts from my home or office in Boulder, Colorado. But this week finds me in the pastoral countryside of Côte du Rhone, France, enjoying a little time off. Alas, the nature of a weekly podcast is that, even on a break, I have to give it the gas.
So I hope you’ll forgive me if I keep this post short:
After sixteen Photoshop Top 40 movies, you may wonder what’s next. While now you needn’t, because here it is.
See? That was short.
Feature #24 is Photoshop’s preeminent luminance-adjustment feature, Curves. The Curves command gives you independent control over highlights, shadows, midtones, quartertones, three-quartertones, and much, much more. Like so many of Photoshop’s most powerful features, Curves demands its pound of flesh in terms of experience and expertise, but holy cow it’s capable.
As usual, the base photo comes from image vendor Fotolia. But instead of using one of the affordable photographs, I chose a really expensive one — #5319843, a so-called Infinite Collection image from Mike Watson. Click this link for a special deal.
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Now back to France, previously in progress.