October 2, 2022

Photography

Editing Photography, Videos and 3D by Rich the Renegade

When Using a Gradient Map is Better than Using Curves

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Curves is a powerful tool where the luminosity is transformed by smooth transitions between input/output points. Yet sometimes the ‘Bezier’ smoothing can be a nuisance. A trick you can use to get straight lines between points is to use the Gradient Map. Here’s how.

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