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Levels Adjustments in Photoshop CS6

Use a levels adjustment to alter the lightness or brightness of your image. Lesa teaches a technique for using the levels histogram to visually adjust the dark and light areas of your image to create greater contrast.

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Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed author and speaker, is on a mission to teach the world to create better graphics. She’s the author of several books including the best-selling series, Photoshop: The Missing Manual, iPhoto: The Missing Manual (lesa.in/lesabooks), and The Skinny Book series of eBooks (theskinnybooks.com). Lesa has authored numerous video workshops (lesa.in/lesacl) on Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, graphic design, and stock photography, and is a regular columnist for Photoshop User, Photographic Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines. She’s also a stock photographer, a long-time member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of instructors, and captain of her very own Prometheus-class starship. Her website is PhotoLesa.com; Twitter @PhotoLesa; Facebook.com/Photolesa; Google+ lesa.in/googleplusacct.

9 comments on “Levels Adjustments in Photoshop CS6

  1. up until today I haven’t had any diffaculty viewing your video tutorials. Now I just get a white blank area where the player should be. any help will be appreciated, Thank you.

  2. Thank you for a very clear tutorial on levels adjustments. Easy to understand for novice users and a good refresher for intermediates.

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  4. Hi,

    Thanks for the tutorial.

    I have a lovely voice and your explanations are clear and precise

    Very professional..look forward to future tutorials

    Steve

  5. Could you please do a de-crassed-contrast-double-decaffinated-half-caff…with a twist of lemon tutorial next ?
    If not that’s ok, this one has been very helpful. Thanks Lesa.

  6. Love short tutorials…east to follow and remember and I can go right to my Photoshop and try them out. Thanks Lisa! Whenever I know you have a tutorial out, I go right to it, as I know it will always be informative.

  7. Careful, its a matter of taste, but if you move the left or right slider as far as you did, you are pushing some pixels to pure white or pure back. Not in the second image, there is already a spike on the right, and when you moved more left, you are blowing out those highlights to pure white.. which, when printed leaves no color on that part of the photography. Also, the middle slider is a compression slider, not really a contrast slider.

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/levels.htm