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Old Jul 31, 2011, 2:43 PM   #41
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No I'm not.
They are all ways for you to tweak the coloring in your photos.

Adjusting levels, you can make something more red, or less green, for instance.

Adjusting saturation, you can take a photo from black and white to psychedelic (or anywhere in between).

I'm new to using curves, myself... But, it sort of seems like a way that you adjust levels and saturation, all at once. I know some swear by curves; but I prefer the use of sliders, myself. I'm going to keep at it though, because I can see where curves would be more flexible than using the sliders.
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No I'm not.
I am not sure about Elements, but the basic Photoshop gives you all these layers.

They are very selective and target certain areas of your picture alone. Curves lets you tweak the contrast more selectively as compared to just the 'contrast' in most of your OTS software.

I will upload a couple of comparison shots to explain what I mean. Try these three four layers (they are not that hard to understand)

Your pictures are literally transformed.
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JeannieBug- I had to upgrade to photoshop elements 8 for the RAW converter to work with my T2i images. It's a safe bet that you'll need version 8 or 9 to work with T3 images.
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JeannieBug- I had to upgrade to photoshop elements 8 for the RAW converter to work with my T2i images. It's a safe bet that you'll need version 8 or 9 to work with T3 images.
Yeah... My workaround is opening the RAW images in Canon's software and converting them to TIFF or JPEG and then opening them in PS. It works!
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