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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals by Richard Harrington

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Chapter 10. Color Correction and Enhancement

The primary purpose of Photoshop is to act as a digital darkroom, where images can be corrected, enhanced, and refined. How do you know an image needs touch-up? You can pretty much assume every image can look a little (or even a lot) better than how the camera captured it. Whether it’s adjusting the exposure, increasing contrast, or boosting saturation, Photoshop is the place to improve an image.

Color Correction and Enhancement

The image on the top is unretouched. The image on the bottom has been refined with three adjustment layers: one to enhance levels and two to adjust hue and saturation of the sky and vegetation. You can open the ...

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