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Curves and Adjustment Layers

This is my very first video tutorial, so be gentle!
I hope to work on the occasional stuttering in the future...
And for all the folks who wonder: that accent is German ^^;

DON'T press download, it'll screw up the aspect ratio and look like shit instead of letting you actually download the file.

I explain the Curves Adjustments (contrast, brightness & colour adjustments) as well as the difference between Image > Adjustments > Curves and a Curves Adjustment Layer and what makes the latter so interesting (not only for photographers but for manipulators, too).

Photoshop Version:
Even though I'm using CS3 Extended, this will work in all Photoshop version from PS 7 and up (below I don't know - in Elements most likely not because that's not a full Photoshop version).

File Size:
over 20 Mb so be patient, let it load a bit before you start it to prevent it from hacking up.

approximately 6 minutes

A BIG BIG thank you goes to `DigitalPhenom for helping me set this up :heart:
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valaheri's avatar
very useful and very clear tutorial. Thank you!

kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
:love: you are welcome! Thanks for leaving a comment!
CouchyCreature's avatar
I enjoyed this, particularly "and if the history doesn't contain this anymore're screwed" :)
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar

such an old tut ^^; almost embarassingly so :aww:
Astro31345's avatar
Thank you so much! :D i've always had trouble with using curves, you've made it a lot easier! :happybounce:
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ahnpan's avatar
Wonderful and easy to understand! Thank you! I learned so much. :D
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wdnest's avatar
[link] Hope you are still active. I used this concept on this piece to create the bright blue look. THanks for the tutorial and info.
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
I'm still around ;)
Great to see that my tutorials are still useful :heart:
wdnest's avatar
Thanks - interesting concept. I will give it a try.
ScatteredAshe's avatar
Featured in an article for :iconprojecteducate: here [link] =D
ScatteredAshe's avatar
You're welcome, and thank you for the awesome tutorial! I've watched it and it was very helpful!

Also, I'm noting you regarding a project on which I need advice - I'll explain in the note, but it doesn't require much on your part =D
Travail-de-lame's avatar
Thaaaanks for your great tutorials :blowkiss:
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
you're most welcome!
SteTheStampede's avatar
Really loved this Tutorial, also burst out laughing when you said "You're screwed" at the end. :D Thanks for the tutorial :D
HakuhoNoKaze's avatar
Thanks for this tutorial! =D
Musicman30141's avatar
Thank you for sharing this! I found this very helpful :)
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