Lighten or darken

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by RDOC, Dec 8, 2008.

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    Joel Guest

    With Curve you can make as many marks as you wish, but it won't be easy to
    control all the marks at once.

    Level has more than 3 sliders (somewhere around 12-14 sliders). No, you
    can't move up and down like Curve but you can slide Left/Right anywhere you

    I don't know anything about Apple but I don't think it's much or any
    different than Windows, and if Windows has more than 5 (12-14) then I bet
    Apple should be close to equal. But I am not MAC user so I may be wrong.
    Joel, Dec 13, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    Now that I agree with you! and that is why I switch because they both
    serve me well.
    Joel, Dec 13, 2008
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    Jurgen Guest

    Don't for a single minute think, without knowing a thing about me or my
    work as a photographer and software developer that you can talk down to
    me like this. Arrogance in the extreme. Worse, you're doing it without
    knowing who you are talking down to.

    Unlike Mike, I choose to show some ethical restraint in promoting my
    software and don't attempt to promote it under the veil of advise to
    people on Usenet.

    Do you use this method of brow beating when you can't force people who
    are long time Photoshop users and qualified, professional photographers
    into accepting you are right? You are a very Stupid person if you think
    you can.

    We are all three right, just in our own range of defined activities.

    Using Mike Russell's stand in promoting curves when his business relies
    on him selling a PS plugin to manipulate them is reason enough to take
    anything he says here with a grain of salt. He has a financial interest
    in the use of curves to the exclusion of every other method of achieving
    the same end result.

    What on earth made you think Mike Russell could teach me anything? In
    reality I could teach him a thing or two about ethical behaviour and
    "full disclosure" when giving out advise tainted with his motive to make
    money being a driving force in anything he says.

    You know not a single thing about me, my career or my knowledge yet you
    set yourself up to judge I am a less knowledgeable person than someone
    who has defied the charter of this group for as long as I can remember
    to advertise his buggy and poorly thought out commercial software to do
    what? ALTER CURVES.

    Why would he not seek to forcefully promote his opinion on curves? I
    make allowances for that in reading his posts.

    What I don't understand is what you expect to gain from talking down to
    me. Your work is no better and often not as good as mine. You don't seem
    to know any more about PS than me or anyone other long time professional

    Is it that I look like threatening your status in the group by sharing
    my differing opinion - that you need to belittle me to get your position
    on the subject cemented? You're an ass if you think that.
    Jurgen, Dec 13, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    In general, just about most of Photoshop commands have 3 MAIN sliders for
    RGB and 2-3 additional sliders in the main menu. Then most if not all have
    sub-menu with multiple sliders for multiple color channels (more than 3
    RGB), some commands you may end up with 20-40+ sliders.

    So, even I don't have Photoshop running at the moment I am pretty sure you
    are right about Curve has many addional sliders (sub-menu). I know what
    Curve does, and I still use it once awhile to boost up the contrast.
    Ohh.. if you talk about other thing than Photoshop then I am totally deaf,
    and sorry for the misunderstanding. I thought you were talking about
    Photoshop for MAC.
    Joel, Dec 14, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    Now! you don't need to go that way! me? I never care for what other
    people do, and I am very sure I can tell some basic but not 100% sure what
    the person does by looking at the work. Yes, for some newbie then I may be
    able to smell it, but with some dirty old goat then it won't be easy.

    Or *if* you can be able to tell exactly what a person uses just by looking
    at the photo, then my hat (even my HEAD) is OFF to you.
    Joel, Dec 14, 2008
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    Misifus Guest

    I find Levels useful, but not for lightening or darkening images. For
    that, Curves is what I use.


    Rafael Seibert
    Misifus, Dec 16, 2008
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