Part 2: Auto Options in Levels and Curves By Caroline Julia Moore. Level and Curve Adjustment Layers can be used to correct and color grade an image. They are closely related and extremely powerful. We will cover these in more detail when we look specifically at Color Grading. Put simply, when you use Levels […]
Caroline shows how to create a piece that looks more like a digital painting than a photo manipulation. She shows how to use various color grading techniques, painting effects, and selective filtering to create her effects. She also shares an easy way to create the exaggerated light source for dramatic effect.
This article is going to describe how using Auto Tone, Contrast, and Color to correct and/or improve an image. These options are within the Image Menu in Photoshop and are one-click automatic fixes. Whilst you cannot adjust the parameters of these, it can be useful to try them. The Auto options all work by using adjustments determined by color channels.