3 selective adjustment tools your raw files can’t live without

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 11/12/2012 02:00am
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    Targeted Adjustments

     

    Targeted Adjustments

    Adobe Camera Raw’s sliders aren’t the only method for adjusting tones. If you prefer interactive control, there is an alternative.

    The Targeted Adjustment tool lets you click and drag within the image to target and alter specific colours or tonal ranges.

    Dragging left or down decreases values, right or up increases them. Grab the tool from the Toolbar then right-click for five sets of parameters:

    Parametric Curve
    Drag to lighten or darken Highlights, Lights, Darks, or Shadows.

    Hue
    Target and alter the Hue of eight 
different colour ranges.

    Saturation
    Increase or decrease the Saturation of specific colours in the image.

    Luminance
    Make colour ranges lighter or darker by dragging left or right over them.

    Greyscale Mix
    Convert to mono then target colour ranges to lighten or darken.

    PAGE 1: Overview of selective adjustment tools
    PAGE 2: Graduated Filter
    PAGE 3: Adjustment Brush
    PAGE 4: Targeted Adjustments
    PAGE 5: Using selective adjustment tools for accurate white balance

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    Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 2:00 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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