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This is my very first video tutorial, so be gentle!
I hope to work on the occasional stuttering in the future...
And for all the folks who wonder: that accent is German ^^;


DON'T press download, it'll screw up the aspect ratio and look like shit instead of letting you actually download the file.

Content:
I explain the Curves Adjustments (contrast, brightness & colour adjustments) as well as the difference between Image > Adjustments > Curves and a Curves Adjustment Layer and what makes the latter so interesting (not only for photographers but for manipulators, too).


Photoshop Version:
Even though I'm using CS3 Extended, this will work in all Photoshop version from PS 7 and up (below I don't know - in Elements most likely not because that's not a full Photoshop version).

File Size:
over 20 Mb so be patient, let it load a bit before you start it to prevent it from hacking up.

Length:
approximately 6 minutes


A BIG BIG thank you goes to `DigitalPhenom for helping me set this up :heart:
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:iconcouchycreature:
CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoyed this, particularly "and if the history doesn't contain this anymore ...you're screwed" :)
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:

such an old tut ^^; almost embarassingly so :aww:
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Astro31345 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D i've always had trouble with using curves, you've made it a lot easier! :happybounce:
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: glad I could help!
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:iconahnpan:
ahnpan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful and easy to understand! Thank you! I learned so much. :D
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Writer
[link] Hope you are still active. I used this concept on this piece to create the bright blue look. THanks for the tutorial and info.
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still around ;)
Great to see that my tutorials are still useful :heart:
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks - interesting concept. I will give it a try.
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in an article for :iconprojecteducate: here [link] =D
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :glomp:
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ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and thank you for the awesome tutorial! I've watched it and it was very helpful!

Also, I'm noting you regarding a project on which I need advice - I'll explain in the note, but it doesn't require much on your part =D
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Travail-de-lame Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Thaaaanks for your great tutorials :blowkiss:
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're most welcome!
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SteTheStampede Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really loved this Tutorial, also burst out laughing when you said "You're screwed" at the end. :D Thanks for the tutorial :D
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HakuhoNoKaze Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for this tutorial! =D
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Musicman30141 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke.....TYVM
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xJemdx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thank you for sharing this! I found this very helpful :)
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Sarnedhiel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thanks for the tutorial. It's very educational. :)
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:iconsanfroeldolph:
SanfroEldolph Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for doing this! What software did you use to record it?
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used camtasia to record it - it works really nice and you don't need to know much about the process of recording and about flash at all, it does most things for you quite nicely :)
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SanfroEldolph Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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delafae Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Thank you!! I could never figure out the curves and adjustment layers on my own, and now I get it! I think I was just lacking the visual steps. Really a wonderful video tutorial.
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome! :heart:
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cleverdarkelve Featured By Owner May 9, 2011   Photographer
Wonderful resource. Thank you for all your hard work!
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OpticalIlluzens Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
(even though it's an older version, it certainly explains the concept :D )
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OpticalIlluzens Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for letting us feature this tutorial to help out our newer photographers :)
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Siipu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just awesome ! ^^ I'll be looking a lot of your photoshop tutorials, since I'm very new at it. Just got the photoshop yesterday. xD
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great to hear it's useful! :heart:
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Siipu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is, extremely useful. ^^ :heart:
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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Siipu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfurryhuggleplz:
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theresams Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
thanks
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Celtic-Knot Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
that was a cool tut :trophy::clap:..so much better than sitting and reading!
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Pol3cat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I use adjustment layers and curves a lot but find I always pick up new tips and tricks by watching how other people use the tools.
So today I have learned that you can lose a point by dragging it out :)
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:#1: sweet!
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Yoshida6 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Thank you very much! :heart: It's very useful :)
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Nefarious069 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Very informative. Thank you for sharing :rose:
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ArtAndStock Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
danke. endlich check ich die curves ^^
deine art zu erklären ist sehr gut, ich hab alles problemlos verstanden.
vielen vielen dank *tutorials weiter durchstöber* :heart:
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
das freut mich zu hören! :heart:
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nat-rat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a good one! Thank you for explaining this stuff!
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Naripase Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
That's a really great tutorial
Thanks a lot it was helpful =D
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TheTerriah Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Hi there!
I'm a novice photography and I've always been envious of the effects other people could get for their photographs.
How do they get those awesome contrasts?
How do they make those subtle pastel shades?
This neatly and sufficiently covered curves to a complete novice like me.
I know feel like on my next piece of work, I can try adding my own custom curves.
Thank you so much <3
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: you're very welcome! I'd love to see when you use this :w00t:
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TheTerriah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I've actually already taken into account what you've said! <3
I've been subtly editing my photographs to make colours stand out more and make them look more visually impressive.
It's not great, but I'm hopefully improving <3
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dance: :blowkiss:
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Sagakure Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Excellent tutorial, very helpful and wonderfully explanatory, thank you so much!
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome
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