Levels, Curves, and Color

Better understand Photoshop levels and curves and Photoshop color correction in this free lesson.

Challenge!

If you want to practice making the adjustments we cover in this lesson, you can download some or all of our example images. Just click any of the images below to open a full-sized version. Then right-click the full-sized version and select Save Image As to save it to your computer.

image of seagull
image of dog
image of flowers
image of dove
  1. Open an image in Photoshop.
  2. Try adding some of the different adjustment layers covered in this lesson. Experiment with multiple adjustment layers to see how they affect the image.
  3. Save the image as a PSD file. This will preserve all of your adjustment layers so you can come back and continue editing the adjustment layers later on.
  4. When you're finished editing the image, use the Save for Web feature to export it as a JPEG.