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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Laying the Groundwork for Applying Curves

In this chapter, we introduce you to Curves and provide you with a solid foundation on which you can build your expertise through practice with color correcting. Before you start working with the examples, though, take a moment to read through some of the groundwork upon which this chapter is built, so you'll have a better idea of where you're going and what you'll learn from the exercises. Here's a list of some of the basic principles and guidelines you should keep in mind when working through the exercises in this chapter:

  • The discussion and sample images are limited to the RGB color space (most of our readers use RGB). Although the basic principles of using Curves apply to all color spaces, the characteristics ...

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