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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Working with Color

If you surveyed hundreds of Photoshop users, you might find that the majority of them perform color correction by picking their favorite adjustment tool (Color Balance, Hue/Saturation, Curves, or the like) and then using a somewhat hit-or-miss technique. They blindly move a few sliders back and forth in the hope that the image onscreen will improve. If that approach doesn’t work, they simply repeat the process with a different adjustment option. Those same people often ask for “advanced color-correction techniques” because they’re frustrated and don’t feel like they’re really in control of the color in their images. If this describes the way you’re adjusting your colors, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you learn about the ...

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