Chapter Nine Modifying Color and Tone

Color and tone evoke. Red can be fierce and full of passion. Yellow can be warm and nostalgic. Blue can be cold and isolating. Deep and dark tones can draw in the viewer. Flat and dull tones can stir up distant vague memories. Take the two forces of color and tone, mix them together, and you have the capability to create inexplicable visual impact. This chapter delves into the wonderful world of using Photoshop to modify color and tone.

While Photoshop’s strengths are broad and deep—similar to an athlete who performs well in multiple sports—perhaps the arena where Photoshop excels most is in color and tone. No other digital imaging application comes close to rivaling the color and tone tools ...

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