“Study” Video – Photoshop 101, Class 2: Control your Contrast & Color



So, have you ever asked yourself,
What makes a good color print, and how do I use
the basics of Photoshop to achieve my desired results?”


If so, then this video is for you! Using the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) method, you’ll learn how to take well-exposed digital images and improve them, sometimes dramatically, with just a few key but critical functions.


When it comes to a good color print, it’s essential that you know what you’re aiming for before you can properly use the tools in Photoshop. I mean, what IS color, anyway?? Get ready to find out…


I’m going to show you how to use Levels and Hue /Saturation to take care of your Contrast and Color needs, both globally and locally, using the acronym K.I.S.S (Keep It Super Simple) to drive home this point:


With a well-exposed image, these 2 tools may be all that you need
to properly optimize your image for Contrast and Color,
both globally and locally.




•  You can download copious notes (see link below) – – just in case you cannot watch it all in one sitting, or need to refer back to it (and you will!).


•  Think of it as a “study” video, if you will – heck, it’s an hour & six minutes long!  How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!   So, perhaps watch this in 10 to 20 minute segments? …


•  Also, unlike the “live” event, you’ll see full-on annotations, key points highlighted, and other stuff not seen at the time of recording – enjoy!




Download the notes for this video:

https://main.wattsdigital.com/images/Watts Digital_ContrastColor_Notes_07-20.pdf

(Some of the URL links in the notes may be expired)




This video was recorded live on 07/22/20,
via the San Diego Photoshop Meetup group:



Here’s more info about my free live & online Photoshop Meetups:





Total video length: 1 hour & 6 minutes long



•  More on Master File Creation:  https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/?p=1853




•  Here’s a link to more free “Photoshop 101” Recordings:



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•  By the way, all of this is part of my Photoshop book or eBook)  designed for photographers, “Not just another Photoshop Book”available exclusively on Amazon:



•  BONUS: Additional Photoshop Videos on Youtube:

In addition to my free “Photoshop 101” videos, you’ll find more Photoshop-related videos on my “YouTube Videos” page – oh, and the videos are MUCH shorter in length!




Questions? Please contact me – also, feel free to comment and tell your photography friends!


Thx again, and cheers,


John Watts 🙂





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