The histogram is a visual map of an image’s luminosity. In this video, learn how to read a histogram to improve your editing skills.
- [Instructor] I want to teach you about the histogram, … because knowing how to read a histogram … will help you to edit better and faster. … The histogram is a visual map of an image's luminosity … or tonal range, or more simply … just how much light and dark it has. … To bring up the histogram, we can go to View, Edit Panels, … Histogram and that would be a Command + 0 … or a Control + 0 and that pulls the histogram up … at the top of the Edit panel. … Dark areas of the photo are mapped to the left side … of the histogram and light areas are mapped … to the right side. … The very left edge represents complete black, … and the very right edge represents complete white. … So with this underexposed image of the Grand Canyon, … we can see a lot of peaks on the left side of the histogram, … and none on the right. … Just by looking at the histogram, without even looking … at the the photo, we can tell that this is a dark … and underexposed image. … Let's switch to an underexposed image of the Grand Canyon. …
- Understanding the histogram
- Enhancing image details
- Adding a vignette effect
- Reducing noise
- Straightening a subject with geometry
- Making creative color adjustments for drama
- Reducing distractions
- Highlighting your subject
- Adding and smoothing detail
- Exporting photos
- Selecting file options for web or print
Skill Level Beginner
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1. The Basics: Composition, Tone, Color
2. Beyond the Basics: Effects and Detail
3. Selective Edits for Impact
4. Get Photos Out of Lightroom
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