Tutorial: Restoring Dark Images with Photoshop (page 3)
   
      The West Group at Kabah    right reading news service
     
   
 

homeward bound

 

 

Continued from page 2. Now we'll fiddle with the levels, curves, and saturation. To make this easier for our present purposes I've duplicated the image and flattened the layers.

First we'll check the levels. We want a good distribution across the full range. Hmmm, looks like the midpoint needs to slide left a little.

adjusting levels

I think that helps, but now the image is a little flat.

the image with levels adjusted

We'll have to add a little punch with an ess-curve. In a way we're correcting what we just did in the previous step, but this is the workflow that generally produces the best results for me.

adjusting curves

continue to page 4 ...

 

 

 

***

page 1
page 2
page 3 <--
page 4
page 5
page 6

 
top of page
 
home