To adjust tonal range using Levels:

1 Open the Levels dialog box. (See "Making color adjustments" on page 132.)

2 To adjust tones for a specific color channel, choose an option from the Channel menu.

To edit a combination of color channels at the same time, Shift-select the channels in the Channels palette before choosing the Levels command. The Channel menu then displays the abbreviations for the target channels—for example, CM for cyan and magenta. The menu also contains the individual channels for the selected combination. You can only edit spot channels and alpha channels individually.

3 To adjust the shadows and highlights manually, do one of the following:

• Drag the black and white Input Levels sliders to the edge of the first group of pixels on either end of the histogram. You can also enter values directly into the first and third Input Levels text boxes.

• Drag the black and white Output Levels sliders to define new shadow and highlight values. You can also enter values directly in the Output Levels text boxes.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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