Here is a new Photoshop tutorial that will show you a quick way on how you can adjust the contrast on your photos.
This technique will be very useful in enhancing your photos most specially for beginners. It will teach you to look for PS tools more quickly allowing you to produce great images in no time.
Video: Improve contrast in your photos
Here’s a summary of these steps:
(View the video for full details and explanations)
- Click on the Adjustment Layer icon found at the bottom right side of Photo Shop then select Curves it should bring out the Curves Properties window. A new Curves layer will automatically be added on the layer panel.
- If you want to darken the image you just click the diagonal line on the histogram and pull it downwards. Pulling it upwards will make the image appear brighter. If you want to darken the shadows of a particular part of the image.
- Click on the bottom end of the histogram and drag from that point.
- You will immediately see a change on a specific part of the image only.
- You can add another control point on the curve and drag it upward making the top part of the curve more straight and it would look much more closer to the original image.
- Disabling the curve layer will give you an idea on the difference made on the original image.
- Use the S-Curve to increase a contrasting image.
- This can be done by adding one control point on the top half of the curve and another on the bottom half of the curve.
- Then pull the bottom control point downward to darken the shadows and pull the top half of the curve upwards to brighten the highlights.