A&P Attn: PS gurus

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  1. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    ....or I should say... "more guru than me."

    Teach me about "curves."
    I don't mean breasts & hips.
    I mean Image -> Adjust -> Curves.

    Levels I get. Curves I don't. :hsd:
     
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    who the fuck uses image - adjust :nono:

    Don't damage your images niga...new adjust layer...
     
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    Adjustment layers are something I learned only recently and I still forget to use them now & then since it's not in my habit-workflow. I always "save as" though. ;)

    Still - my question remains unanswered. What's the deal with "curves?"

    Thanks again. :)


    OOop... forgot to include my new sig. :o
     
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    google 'photoshop curves tutorial'

    there are heaps of them.
     
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    I do. Most of the time anyway, it depends on the job. I don't see it a damaging an image because, if I'm in curves, something needs to be fixed.

    Don't get me wrong, adjustment layers are great for tweaks, changing blend mode and layer order, but sometimes it's like throwing a file in the trash and not emptying it. And doing a "save as" certainly covers your ass.

    Similar to levels, the box is set up with highlights in one corner and shadows in the other with quarter, mid and three quarter tones in between.

    An overall lighten/darken will have smooth arc and a contrast adjustment will look like an "S". If an unwanted color shift occurs, go to fade and change the blend mode to luminosity. If a color change is what you want, change the blend mode to color.

    If you do it as an adjustment layer, you will have all those options at a later date.
     
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  7. I use image > adjust quite often. First step though would be to create a duplicate layer ontop of the original. And I always save as new file name and save as .psd incase I want to do more work on the image again in the future or have another idea for the image.
     
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    Totally depends on my plan.

    If I'm just fixing up a pic to resize for the web I'll use Image > Adjust and "Save for the Web" and close the original without saving.
    but
    If I'm doing formal post-processing for print or a lot of work that I don't want to have to re-accomplish later, then I'll use Adjustment layers, save .PSDs, & etc & etc.
     
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  11. duplicate is 100% much quicker :wiggle:
     
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  13. :mamoru: :hay:


    click on image > duplicate (there might even be a keystroke shortcut for this)

    result:

    keeps original file (img_22.jpg) open and opens the file again (img_22copy.jpg) in another window.





    My method is alot faster than opening a pic, then clicking file > save as, then typing COPY after the file name then clicking save.
     
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    Aaah. I see. I suppose that could be something to keep in mind. :mamoru:
     

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