Auto Color Correction for Better Contrast

Generally, you shouldn’t trust any correction tool with the word Auto in its name. Although the quality of Adobe’s Auto tools is constantly improving, your own eyesight and judgement will usually produce better results. There are exceptions to this rule, and one of them involves using Auto Color Correction on a layer to improve image contrast. The process consists of five separate steps that we will demonstrate using the unsharpened image detail in Figure 7-62:

  1. Create a new Levels adjustment layer. The dialog in Figure 7-63 then appears.

    The sample image detail used for our Auto Color Correction experiment

    Figure 7-62. The sample image detail used for our Auto Color Correction ...

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