Photoshop :: How To Use CurvesJul 3, 2008
how to use Curves, in CS3.
how to use Curves, in CS3.
I am preparing a batch of images for test submission, for a stock photo library.Recently a person working for one of the visual effects studios in London happened to tell me that these strict agencies use some set of layers that can separate tonality and color values to check for banding, dirtiness, noise and all those technical flaws that the human eye can't notice on a monitor.He said they perhaps have an action for it so that they can review faster.
He said that it is known as 'Craze Curves' or 'Visibility Curves' technique.He further added that all the studios use it before giving the final files to clients so that there is no issue in printing afterwards.It is sort of a quality control check and has been used by digital and advertising agencies all over the world.
But now his email seems to have changed and I can't get in touch with him to know how to use the technique.
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When using Curves to increase contrast for an image, I see that some people will use the eyedropper to define an anchor point on the Curve to manipulate, and others just seem to drag on a spot on the curve without first using the eyedropper.
1. Is there a reason to not use the eyedropper, and instead just drag a point on the curve?
2. Won't using the eyedropper always be more accurate than just eyeballing a spot on the curve to drag?
When using Curves, one used to be able to move from one point to the next ("point" is what I use to refer to the points that determine the shape of the curve) by holding the Control key and pressing Tab.
This no longer appears to work with Photoshop CS5. I am wondering how I can move from one point to the next without having to click on the next point. More often than not I end up actually moving the point when trying to click on it.
So, I absolutely love a lot of the changes I've come across so far. I am very happy with the crop tool changes except for one thing. I work on hundreds of B/W headshots at a time where all I do is crop>curves. Up until CS6, when in the crop tool it would still show tone info in the info pallette. Now it shows nothing. This puts a crimp in my workflow because I either have to open the curves dialog or switch to the eyedropper tool to see if I need to apply curves. I have noticed that if I hide the crop area it will revert to showing the info .
Also, with the curves dialog I am going to complain about something that started with CS5. The 'click and drag in image to modify curve' feature is pretty cool but it should respect my option settings. I work with it displaying the amount of pigment but the click and drag feature doesn't respect this setting.
As I said small issues (especially the second one) but it would be nice to get them changed.
I am stumped with this problem and havn't found a thread that seems to give me a points in how to simplify the procedure/problem described. Is there a plug-in ?
I am using PS7.0 and am at the beginner end of the spectrum.
I have TWO pictures and want to duplicate the colour values at certain points in the picture. The manual operation would be to:
1) Open Picture #1, put colour samplers in at the points I want duplicated (max 4) and write down on a piece of paper the RGB values at those points. I make the assumption that the points are all present on the Picture #2 and that the tonal values are all different enough that they fall on different parts of the tonal curve. ....
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I have PS 6.0.1. yes I know its an old version but it does everything i require so I have no need for upgrade.
One of the main function i use it for is adjusting curves. recently I have noticed when i open a jpg and select adjustment/curves. Photoshop automatically selects the eyedropper tool and the curves window is NOT displayed. When i attempt to do anything i get the windows error bell/noise. The only way i can carry on is by selecting escape on my keyboard.
This also happens if i attempt to add a curves adjustment layer. The eyedropper tool becomes selected and no curve adjustment window is displayed.
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This may look like a simple effect to the pros, but im no sure how to achieve it in PS. Im designing a web page and i like designs with flowing curves ( I think it looks cool & modern looking) but Im not sure how to make these effects in PS. To give you an example of what i like, look at these example of sites (especially the first 2 pages)
How can I make beautiful curves with nice colours like these?