How to Make Local Contrast Adjustments With Curves in Adobe Photoshop

Curves are powerful: they offer speed and efficiency in your post-production workflow like nothing else. For a novice, though, curves might even be a little too powerful. Fear not! Curves are not as complicated or overwhelming as you might think.  In this tutorial we’ll go through the main features of the Curves Adjustment Layer, where those features come from, and how to use curves effectively to make local contrast adjustments to your images. We're going to touch on a few prerequisites before we get into the technique. Here's what we cover in this tutorial: How Tones, Contrast, and Curves (Read more...)