Curves vs Sel Color


Dave Badger <dbadge@...>
 

When I want to pull color out overall from low contrast images (for example,
glassware), I have a tenancy to use Selective Color Neutrals-Whites-Black
instead of Curves.

I know when you pull a curve down, your decreasing the steepness of the
curve and reducing the change in tones from one step to the next, i.e.
reducing contrast even further. But is Selective Color Neutrals (a misnomer
as it affects all colors) doing same thing or is it likely to hurt the
contrast less?

Dave Badger


Terry Wyse <terry@...>
 

Hi Dave,

Wouldn't just using the Saturation tool to de-saturate do essentially the
same thing? This would remove color without altering the overall
luminosity/contrast. Or maybe I'm not understanding the question completely.
Yea, that's it! :-)

Terry

on 3/30/01 7:25 AM, Dave Badger wrote:

When I want to pull color out overall from low contrast images (for example,
glassware), I have a tenancy to use Selective Color Neutrals-Whites-Black
instead of Curves.

I know when you pull a curve down, your decreasing the steepness of the
curve and reducing the change in tones from one step to the next, i.e.
reducing contrast even further. But is Selective Color Neutrals (a misnomer
as it affects all colors) doing same thing or is it likely to hurt the
contrast less?

Dave Badger
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