Technique & Process: Task 2: Photoshop – Levels/Histograms/Curves

18th February 2014

What were the aims of this activity?
We were taught how to use Curves, Levels and how to read histograms when editing our photos to obtain the correct exposure.
What did I get from doing this?
This task helped me especially to see on the Levels when a part of an image is under/over exposed. It also made me see that the adjustments to meet where the histogram ends or starts, creates a definite white and a definite black. This has helped me use Levels in a whole new way and understand what the Histogram is actually as a record of the technical data contained in each photo. I also learnt how to change the colour on curves and edit the light on the picture which then affected the appearance of the colours and aesthetics of the images.
Did I fulfil my aims?
Yes because I learnt exactly how to use Curves/Levels/Histograms to my advantage and see that when they are adjusted on either end of the dark or light spectrum, the difference is visible in the image. This has enhanced my understanding of post production exposure in my own photographs.


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One thought on “Technique & Process: Task 2: Photoshop – Levels/Histograms/Curves

  1. hadorable says:

    Thank you for sharing, I would love to learn the lighting and blend parts

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