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Old 05-31-2007   #1
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Read few articles over time about Curves but just recently been experimenting with it. Let me tell you, that's one impressive tool. Don't know how I did without it all this time.

However, been doing it on a trial & error basis, have no Idea what I'm doing, just play with it till the photo looks good. As such, and to get me (and hopefully others) started, I would appreciate any basic info/hints/tips about using Curves.

Btw, only have it in DPP but I'm sure the general rules apply to all programs.


I know this is too much to ask so any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.

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This is my favourit: Cambridge in Colour - Digital Photography Tutorials
Keep curves in mind as well
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Major oopps, with capital OPPS. I meant Curves in my original post


I'll edit it now.

(That tells you how primitive my PP skills are).
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well the link from qiv is still a valuable resource.
You should also take a look at this link
and the command primer.
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Thanks Rense,

I'll check out your first link, as I've already read the second one long time ago. Doesn't hurt to read it again I guess.
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Excellent links, guys. Thanks

The 2nd Rense link is a very good way to get one's feet wet with the Curves tool then one learn more with the other links, especially Qiv's.

Btw Rense, I have your 1st link printed about a month ago and been checking it out from time to time. However, I find it a bit advanced, it seems it's for people who already have an idea about the tool and want to refine/expand their knowledge about it.

Thanks again.
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Ron Bigelow has a five part series of articles about curves. Start here: Curves -- Part I.
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Ron's tutorials are one of the best.

Since you are a mod John, could you please change the title from Levels to Curves.

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