Chapter 11. Tonal Adjustments



Applying adjustment commands  171

Using adjustment layers  172

Adjustment layer techniques  174

Two-step adjustment commands  176

Using the Histogram palette  178

Using the Levels command  180

Adjusting brightness and contrast  183

Dodging and burning  184

You’re happy with the composition of a photo, but it has too much contrast or looks a bit dull? Enter the digital darkroom. Photoshop offers so many commands for adjusting images, we couldn’t fit them all into this chapter! First, we’ll show you how to use adjustment layers—a flexible method for applying adjustment commands. After that you’ll learn ...

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