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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta First Look with Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw by Ben Long

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Chapter 3. Tonal Corrections

Tonal corrections are those adjustments and changes you make to the brightness and contrast of your image. For years, Photoshop’s workhorse tonal-correction tools have been the Levels control and the Curves dialog box, both of which can be applied either destructively or as adjustment layers.

The Levels control remains untouched in the Photoshop CS3 beta, but Adobe has made major changes to both the Curves and Brightness/Contrast tools. In addition, the program has new features for performing black-and-white conversions.

Curves

Curves has been around since version 1 of Photoshop, but it’s never had a major revamping until now. Adobe has made several cosmetic and functional changes to the Curves control, some of which ...

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