To find the lightest part of the image scroll the arrow all the way to the right.
Move it a little bit back to the left because the boy in the photo is the main focus. Then hold down your shift key & mark the white part.
You need to avoid specular highlights. Don’t pick anything bright & shiny. To find the dark area you side it all the way to the left & do the same thing but click cancel instead of okay.
Then go to curves.
Double click on the highlight eyedropper & put it default value. Always work in RGB when doing color correction.
If you go to Edit > Color Settings & change to North America Prepress 2.
Go back to the highlight eyedropper & click on the photo.
Move the white line thingy like so.
Go to the panel menu & click Curves Display Options & choose Pigment/Light.
If you put an equal amount of RGB it will always be gray. If you go under Window > Info, you could read the color values of each part of the photo.
Review: Things to Remember (page 220)
- It is common for the Color Sampler tool to be used inside the Curves panel, where it
can be used to mark white, black, or gray points on the image. Using a Color Sampler
makes it much easier to read the data from one particular point of the image from the
- There are many theories as to which color mode is the best working environment for
color correction. Unless you are in a color-calibrated environment (using LAB), RGB
should be the mode you choose to work in for color correction.
- A neutral is a gray, or a shade of gray. You can often fi nd a gray area in an image that
can be used as a measuring tool to see if your colors are balanced. Some photographers
like to introduce their own gray card in order to have a neutral against which to
balance. They then crop the gray card out of the image when they are fi nished
correcting the color balance.
- By viewing the Histogram panel, you can tell if an image’s tone curve has been
adjusted. Even if you make simple curve adjustments, some degradation will occur in
the tonal values of the image.
- The DNG (Digital Negative) format is a non-proprietary, publicly documented, and
widely supported format for storing raw camera data. The DNG format was developed
to provide a standard format that all camera vendors would eventually support. You
may also use DNG as an intermediate format for storing images that were originally
captured using a proprietary camera raw format.