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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Color Corrections with a Safety Net

Some of the color-correction options in Photoshop, including Shadow/Highlight, Match Color, and Replace Color, can only be applied directly to pixels in the image, which alters them permanently. But some of the most commonly used color corrections can be stored in Adjustment layers, which are nondestructive. No pixels are harmed in this type of color correction, and you can always change your mind later. The Adjustments panel in Photoshop CS4 provides quick access to the 15 adjustments that can be performed nondestructively. You can choose from a wide assortment of color-correction options, including Curves, Levels, Color Balance, Brightness/Contrast, and more. When you select an adjustment, the Adjustments ...

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