How to use correcting Images with
curves adjustments in photoshop

Curves Overview

In the Curves adjustment, you adjust points throughout an image’s tonal range. Initially, the image’s tonality is represented as a straight diagonal line on a graph. When adjusting an RGB image, the upper-right area of the graph represents the highlights and the lower-left area represents the shadows. The horizontal axis of the graph represents the input levels (original image values) and the vertical axis represents the output levels (new adjusted values). As you add control points to the line and move them, the shape of the curve changes, reflecting your image adjustments. The steeper sections of the curve represent areas of higher contrast while flatter sections represent areas of lower contrast.

  1. On-image adjustment tool
  2. Sample in image to set black point.
  3. Sample in image to set gray point.
  4. Sample in image to set white point.
  5. Edit points to modify the curve.
  6. Draw to modify the curve.
  7. Curves presets menu
  8. Set black point.
  9. Set gray point.
  10. Set white point.
  11. Show clipping.