Week 10 – Levels and Curves

Overview

This week we will learn two of the most powerful image editing features in Photoshop, levels and curves. I will also assign a creative Photography assignment as well as a discussion topic.

Assignment 1: Improve the tonal range and contrast in an image using levels

I want you to improve the contrast and tonal range of an image using Levels. You can do it by using either of the following methods:
Image > Adjustments > Levels,
Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels
Remember that the advantage of using an adjustment layer is that it is non destructive and you can always go back and modify or delete the adjustment layer.

Learning Materials
1) Watch my video tutorial on the topic (see below),
2) Watch Chris Orwig’s videos for a more in-depth discussion of the topic: Photoshop CS5 or CS6 for Photographers – Chapter 13: Levels (Make sure to watch the first three videos)


Turning it in:

Due date: Sunday by midnight

I would like you to save before and after images as JPGs, upload them to your online photo album labeled “Levels before” “and after”, and submit links to your images when you submit your assignment in Blackboard.

 

Assignment 2: Improve the tonal range, contrast, and color in an image using Curves

I want you to improve the your image tonal range and color using Curves. You can do it by using either method:
Image > Adjustments > Curves,
Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves

Learning Materials
1) Watch my video tutorial on the topic of Curves below,
2) Watch Chris Orwig’s videos for a more in-depth discussion of the topic: Photoshop CS5 or CS6 for Photographers – Chapter 14: Curves (make sure to watch the first three videos, and “Using curves to enhance color”, and “Using multiple curves adjustments”)

 

Turning it in:
Due date: End of Week 11

I would like you to save before and after images as JPGs, upload them to your online photo album labeled “Curves before” “and Curves after”, and submit links to your images when you submit your assignment in Blackboard.

Week 10 Assignment 3

Creative Assignment – A Narrative Photograph (Double Points)

Author: Dan

Dan teaches computer networking and security classes at Central Oregon Community College.

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