Chapter 4. Primary Color Adjustments

In this chapter we’ll examine the common methods you can use to make primary color adjustments to affect an overall image.

As discussed at the beginning of Chapter 3, the human visual system processes color signals separately from luminance, and as a result, color conveys a completely different set of information. Color is used by what Margaret Livingstone refers to as the “what” system of the brain to identify objects and faces. Other studies support the idea that color plays an important part in speeding object identification and in enhancing memory recall.

For example, in their article “Revisiting Snodgrass and Vanderwart’s Object Databank: Color and Texture Improve Object Recognition” (Perception Volume ...

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