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Learn how to adjust brightness, contrast and saturation in this Adobe Photoshop CS2 Advanced training video.
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Now I am just going to go ahead and set this option to 65 for now and then we have the Brightness option which I am going to raise to 80 in order to brighten this image up just a little bit to compensate for the lower exposure. You also have the option of increasing or decreasing the Contrast and watch what happens to the Histogram. See the Histogram up here and notice that we have separate Histograms for each of the Color channel. So here is red, here is green, here is blue where we see cyan, blue and green are overlapping, where we see yellow, red and green are overlapping, where we see white all of the three Histograms are overlapping.
So we have sort of this continuous mountain in the central portion of the Histogram with a big spike of the end, because there is so much hot sky inside of this image. Now notice how things pull apart. We are going to part the sea here. If you think of this as a red sea, we are going to part it, only fits since we have got this thing sitting here. I am going to part is using the Contrast and notice as I increase the Contrast, I am parting that sea. So I am moving, I am swelling in outward like this and if I want to peak it in the center, I decrease the Contrast. So that pushes the Histogram toward this central area and reduces the Contrast of the image as well.
Now in my case I am happy with the Contrast of 0, I felt like this image already had too much contrast associated with it. I want to take it down. It also has more or less sufficient Saturation. I might tweak the Saturation up just a little bit, probably not that hot, actually. +10 is probably going to work fine.
One of my favorite things to do with the Saturation, and this is by a way of a tip is if you are having problems reading what the color temperature of the image ought to be, then go ahead and tweak that Saturation value up all the way. Then you are going to know exactly where your blues and your greens and your yellows and your magentas and so on are inside of this image and you can compensate properly with the Temperature control. You can see that now you are trending too much toward yellow, here you are trending, well, obviously way too much toward blue.
And notice as we are changing the color temperature, we are also changing which highlights inside the image are blown out. This is another way to adjust for blown highlights and overlay dark shadows inside of an image.
Alright, like I say I like 5000 for the Temperature control and I like something more along the lines of 10 for my Saturation control.