Feature #9 is my favorite adjustment command: Levels. Adjusted only slightly since its introduction in Version 1.0, this seminal feature lets you set the black and white points, as well as correct the midtones without harming either. It refrains from clipping colors unless you tell it to. It boasts Photoshop’s first on-board histogram. And it works as well in CMYK and Lab as in RGB.
(Well there’s another clue for you all.)
We had nearly twice as many entries last week as the week before, with 19 of you correctly guessing Levels or some variation. The winner is earthrat, whose guessed “Using Levels to work.” Congrats to earthrat!
Now it’s time to guess Feature #8. Hint: It’s the ultimate convenience tool. All members have been sent an email invitation with a URL to enter the contest. (No direct URL this time around.) Join dekeOnline now to receive a reminder and an invitation to next week’s contest!
The Levels command—not to mention its cohort the histogram—lets you adjust luminance levels on a channel-by-channel basis. The upshot is that you can increase contrast, correct for color cast, and make a bad image good. Or a good image great. It’s entirely up to you.
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