N.S.L: WEEK 184 – Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 “On Image Adjustment Tool”

I used to be SUPER scared of Curves, but now that I’ve been working with them for a while, I’m getting to like them.

If you’re new to Curves or you just want to make a quick intuitive edits, the On Image Adjustment Tool is going to be you’re best friend.

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Photoshop CC 2014 Curves Adjustment
Window Menu/ Adjustments

To find your adjustments, bring up your Adjustment Panel by going to the Window menu and choose Adjustment.

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Adjustment Panel in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014
Adjustment Panel

This is the Adjustment Panel. You have several different adjustments you can go with. They’re great because they are fully editable which makes it easy to play with.

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Curves in Photoshop
Curves Adjustment

The Curves adjustment is on the top row dead center because it’s used so much. Just hover over them so you can confirm you have the right adjustment.

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Photoshop
Properties Panel has your Curves graph

Once you choose your adjustment, the Properties Panel automatically pops out with the proper buttons and switches. In this case, you’ll see your Curves Graph with the Histogram.

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Adobe Photoshop Layers
Adjustment Layer added above selected Layer

Along with the Properties Panel automatically popping out, choosing an adjustment layer will automatically add it in your Layers Panel.

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2014
On Image Adjustment Tool

The On Image Adjustment Tool is located in the Properties Panel while you have that Adjustment Layer selected. Click on it to activate it then you can click and drag in the image to make adjustments on your Curves Graph. I find this method more intuitive. Please checkout the video at the top of the post to see it in action.

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Samsung Galaxy
Before Curves

Quick shot from a car, using my cell phone, while driving on a bumpy road in Mexico =D

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Curves Adjustment- Photoshop
After Curves

After a couple intuitive clicks, and I get to see a lot more detail than in the original.

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