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Levels or Curves? (Photoshop)
« on: April 26, 2017, 05:01:25 pm »
Photoshop users: do you prefer to use levels or curves when adjusting photos? just curious as to what others think, I have an open ended assignment and I would love to hear the opinions of others

I honestly prefer curves tbh, it's very easy to adjust shadows/midtones/highlights using them. I find hat I have less control over Levels as I do with Curves
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Re: Levels or Curves? (Photoshop)
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 05:05:38 pm »
Brightest and contrast is what I usually use. Sometimes levels too but never curves
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Re: Levels or Curves? (Photoshop)
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 05:06:54 pm »
Brightest and contrast is what I usually use. Sometimes levels too but never curves

I've tried brightness/contrast but never hadany luck. How do you make it work?
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Re: Levels or Curves? (Photoshop)
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 05:09:10 pm »
I use levels. If I need touchups I use the sliders like Mystic
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Re: Levels or Curves? (Photoshop)
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 05:14:21 pm »
Brightest and contrast is what I usually use. Sometimes levels too but never curves

I've tried brightness/contrast but never hadany luck. How do you make it work?
Very very slight adjustments. I usually only move it on a tiny bit otherwise it tends to look crazy and unrealistic. I usually play around with a bit on either side to see what looks best since sometimes I think I need more contrast when end up needing less haha. It just takes practice ^^
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Re: Levels or Curves? (Photoshop)
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 05:44:54 pm »
Brightest and contrast is what I usually use. Sometimes levels too but never curves

I've tried brightness/contrast but never hadany luck. How do you make it work?
Very very slight adjustments. I usually only move it on a tiny bit otherwise it tends to look crazy and unrealistic. I usually play around with a bit on either side to see what looks best since sometimes I think I need more contrast when end up needing less haha. It just takes practice ^^

Thanks for the info!
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