The power of curves in Photoshop for making precise targeted adjustments to your photographs

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posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT

 
 

Curves are immensely powerful in Adobe Photoshop. You can use them to add pop to your images, but did you know you could also use them to precisely target and adjust specific colors and tones in your image? Colin Smith with photoshopCAFE shows us how in the video below.

If you'd like to follow along with Smith using the grayscale strip he uses, you can download it by clicking here. The video starts by showing us how curves actually work. Before we get into making adjustments, it's a good idea to work non-destructively. This means having your curves -- and other adjustments -- on their own layers. You can see how to do this and learn more about using curves in the video below.

(Via photoshopCAFE