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Episode 38: Levels and Curves with Nik Bhatt

Episode 38: Levels and Curves with Nik Bhatt

We welcome back Nik Bhatt, of Gentlemen Coders and RAW Power fame, to pick his brain on editing photos using levels and curves: what the differences are between the two tonal adjustment tools, and how to use them. We also talk about understanding the histogram, and touch on editing white balance and why we may be using the eyedropper tool wrong.

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03:30
The sample image with the Histogram visible

06:45
Using the Light slider in Photos.

07:45 The different histograms in the Histogram and the Levels control

07:45
The different histograms in the Histogram and the Levels control

11:15 Clicking Auto in the Levels control

11:15
Clicking Auto in the Levels control

14:28 Setting White Balance using the eyedropper

14:28
Setting White Balance using the eyedropper

23:00 The Histogram and the Curves control; the straight diagonal line in Curves means no edit has been applied.

23:00
The Histogram and the Curves control; the straight diagonal line in Curves means no edit has been applied.

25:45 Applying the Auto setting for Curves

25:45
Applying the Auto setting for Curves

27:00 Adjusting the midtones in the Curves control

27:00
Adjusting the midtones in the Curves control

29:05 Using the White Point eyedropper in the Curves control

29:05
Using the White Point eyedropper in the Curves control

Titus  Camera: iPhone XS Max Shutter speed: 1/48 sec Aperture: f/1.8 ISO: 400 Photo: Kirk McElhearn

Titus

Camera: iPhone XS Max
Shutter speed: 1/48 sec
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 400
Photo: Kirk McElhearn

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