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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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The Next Step

I hope that you’ve come to the conclusion that layers and Curves really aren’t such brain twisters. And if you come out of this chapter thinking of ways you might use these features in the future, even better. Layers and Curves are among a handful of things that separate the experts from everyone else. But there’s no reason why you can’t propel yourself into the expert category. Get in the habit of keeping an eye on the Histogram panel (don’t just use it with Curves) and spend some time working with the Shadows/Highlights dialog. These tools give you that extra bit of versatility and control that can make a big difference with your next image adjustment. The initial learning curve might be somewhat daunting, but the fringe benefits ...

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