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Adobe Photoshop Elements 9: Maximum Performance by Mark Galer

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Project 6

Curves

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Create dramatic images by building in some non-destructive contrast

One of the most important image adjustment features in a professional photographer’s workflow is Curves (a sort of Levels command on steroids). Adobe, in their wisdom, decided to include this feature in Photoshop Elements 5.0. Color Curves now makes a welcome appearance in the Enhance menu but it is still not available as an adjustment layer. This project shows you several ways to control contrast using adjustment layers to increase your post-production editing power to maximum performance.

The revised Brightness/Contrast adjustment feature

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