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Tone Curve Examples - Fruit Still Life

January 19, 2017

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The RAW camera file:

 

My usual adjustments (increased exposure, increased contrast, white balance adjustment, spot removal, etc.):

 

Adding the Point Curve "Medium Contrast":

 

Adding the Point Curve "Strong Contrast":

 

Returning to a "Linear" Point Curve and applying manual adjustments with the sliders:

 

Adding the "Medium Contrast" Point Curve to my previous manual slider adjustments:

 

Returning to a "Linear" Point Curve, keeping my manual slider adjustments, and using custom tone curve points to create a matte finish (notice the left side of the tone curve):

 

With the same manual slider adjustments, changing only the Blue Channel. Notice the tone curve: blue tones are added to the darker parts of the photo while yellow tones are added to the highlights. You can see blue in the cutting board near the black and yellow in the cutting board closest to the bottom edge:

 

With the same manual slider adjustments, changing only the Green Channel. Notice the tone curve: green tones are added to the darker parts of the photo while magenta tones are added to the highlights. You can see green in the cutting board near the black and magenta in the cutting board closest to the bottom edge:

 

With the same manual slider adjustments, changing only the Red Channel. Notice the tone curve: red tones are added to the darker parts of the photo while cyan tones are added to the highlights. You can see red in the cutting board near the black and cyan in the cutting board closest to the bottom edge:

 

Cross-Processing with an inverted Blue Channel:

 

Cross-Processing with an inverted Green Channel:

 

Cross-Processing with an inverted Red Channel:

 

Crazy tone curve adjustments:

 

 

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