Jan 24th:Boot Camp #3, Assignment #2

Boot Camp #3

Complete the following tasks:

  1. Adjust the overall tone of the files labeled levelsandcurves using Levels and Curves. See if you can get a handle of how they are different from each other.
  2. Adjust the saturation of the colors in the file labeled vibranceandsaturation. Figure out whether adjusting the vibrance or the saturation would work better. Adjust the saturation of the colors in vibranceandsaturation2 (hint you might have to use a combination of vibrance and saturation, and utilize the mask in order to get the best result)
  3. Adjust the color and tone in the image labeled autocurves by using a curves adjustment layer and using the auto function (remember that if you hit the option key when you hit the auto button a bunch of options come up)

EXTRA CREDIT: Fix the skin tone in the file labeled ExtraCredit using Hue Saturation


First off, here is some technical information:

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This explains the difference between 8-Bit and 16-Bit

This explains Adobe RGB vs sRGB vs ProPhoto RGB

This explains RGB vs CMYK

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Before you dive into Color Adjustments you should understand the following concepts:

How a histogram works

Your whites, blacks, and neutral greys should have equal, or close to equal RGB values. If this doesn’t hold true for your image then you have a color cast. You can detect this using your color picker and your Info panel this site explains color correcting by the numbers

Adjustment Layers


Curves vs Levels

Vibrance vs Saturation

Auto Color inside Curves

BTW, Adjustment Layers are Masks!

Don’t forget all the things that you’ve already learned about masks and selections. If you make a selection and then apply an adjustment layer you will automatically Reveal that part of the image in your mask and hide the rest of your image. If you didn’t want to do that, switch over to your mask properties and make necessary adjustments.

Correct Red Skin Color in Photoshop