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Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

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Chapter 6. Understanding Curves

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Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.

—Saadi

If I were going to be dropped on a deserted island and could bring only one thing with me, I might choose a Swiss Army knife. With that knife, I could cut firewood, spear fish, and clean my teeth (remember the toothpick?). Much like a Swiss Army knife, Image > Adjustments > Curves can be used for just about anything. In fact, if I had to pick one adjustment tool to use all the time, it would definitely be Curves. By mastering the Curves dialog box, you have so much control over your images that you might ...

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