Posts tagged "Curves"

November 17, 2009

Adding a Point on a Curve

With the On-image tool selected on the Curves Adjustments panel (that’s the one that looks like the hand with the up/down arrow – otherwise known as the “scrubby slider”, as oppose to any of the eyedropper tools), hovering the cursor in the image area will display a preview circle (bouncing ball) over the corresponding value on the curve.
• Click in the image area to add a point to the curve.
• Click and drag up/down in the image area to add a point on the curve to lighten/darken the targeted value or
• Use the up / down or left/right arrows to move the selected point. (Add the shift key to move it in larger increments.)

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November 16, 2009

Display Options for Curves

If a Curves Adjustment layer is targeted in the Layers panel, selecting the flyout on the Adjustments panel reveals the “Curves Display Options”. Here, you can choose to show your numeric values on a scale from 0-255 (light) or 0-100% (ink), Channel Overlays, Histogram, Baseline and Intersection Line.

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October 30, 2009

Video Tutorial – Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4

In this video tutorial  (Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4), Julieanne Kost goes over the time saving advantages and amazing functionality Camera Raw 5 provides you in Photoshop CS4.

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October 6, 2009

Curve Shortcuts in Camera Raw

When using the Point curve (in the Tone Curve panel) many of the shortcuts that work in Photoshop also work in Camera Raw. For example, Command (Mac) / Control (Win) -click in the preview are to set a point on the curve. Then, use the arrow key (up and down, left and right) to reposition the curve (add the shift key to move in larger increments). To select multiple points in the Curves panel, Shift click the points on the curve. In addition, Control + Tab will move to the next point on the curve (yes, it’s the same shortcut on both Mac and Win).

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