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Get the Image You Want: Essential Photoshop Editing Techniques by Element K Journals Creative Team

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Improve the color in your images with Curves

No matter how good your digital camera or scanner is, you can improve or enhance nearly every image by adjusting its color balance. While Photoshop is known for reality-bending editing tools, color correction is probably the most common day-to-day task for which it's used. The importance of color balance is clearly shown by the number of tools Photoshop has for manipulating it. While many of these seem to be different methods for accomplishing the same goal, the Curves command stands out as the most versatile.

Why use Curves instead of Levels?

Photoshop has a variety of color-correction tools, but the Levels and Curves commands are most precise. You can achieve good results with either tool, but they ...

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