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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS4 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder

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Chapter 5. Adjusting Brightness and Color

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Evaluating Your Color Adjustment Needs

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Adjusting by Eye with Variations

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Making Other Adjustments

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Preserving the Original with Adjustment Layers

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Understanding Channels

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Making Spot Fixes

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Converting Color to Black and White

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Messing around with color—and I do use the term “messing around” advisedly—is a little bit science, a little bit art. You can make some adjustments “by the numbers,” such as darkening an image’s darkest points so they’re true white, but others have to be made by ...

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