Dark Side of the Lens


Levels Part 1

I remember when I was first learning digital photo editing and I stumbled across something called “levels”. Some of my photos had looked grey and dull, though I did not realize it at the time, and these suddenly sprang to life as I learned how to use the levels adjustments in Photoshop.

Although not quite as powerful as the “curves” adjustments in Photoshop (which also has the levels adjustments by the way) the levels adjustments in Elements are something you are going to find very powerful, in fact to me they are a “must check” on every photo I edit.

I have divided this tutorial into two parts simply due to the length. Some sites, such as YouTube prefer videos to be under 10 minutes. I’ll post the second half of this in the next day or so.

As always, I have supplied you a copy of the photos that I use in this tutorial, so you can follow step by step if you so desire, but do have a go with your own photos and let me know how you get on.

Oh, and have a really HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!:)

Simon
http://darksideofthelens.com

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3 Responses to “Levels Part 1”

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  2. Razor Says:

    Really nice tutorial Simon, I have to admit I didn’t know anything about levels until I watched this video.

  3. Natator Says:

    Thanks Razor.

    I couldn’t believe how my photos improved when I found levels. Hopefully you’ll find the same.

    🙂

    Simon

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