Using the Levels Function to Color an Image

Figure 4.29

The Levels options dialog. At top, the options for saving settings

You already learned how to use the Levels tool (tonality correction) to i. And you knowthatthis eparately (sections 2.5.8 an be edited in grayscale wn menu (top left of the >hotos, you can add (or channel (i.e., blue) or by : once.

tannel drop-down menu (top left) to edit the color range. In this exercise, you will edit the blue channel. Move the mid-tones slider— the middle triangle on the grayscale bar underneath the histogram curve—to select the desired color. If you want to use a mixed color for your image, select a second color channel and repeat the process. This process will colorize all image areas equally according to their brightness. Using the sliders for shadows (the black triangle under the histogram curve) and for highlights (white triangle), you can adjust the brightness and contrast of the image.

If you want to use the same option settings to colorize several images, simply click the small arrow button, top right in the Levels dialog window. In the menu that opens, , choose Export Settings to File to save your settings in a folder. To apply the settings to other images, just click the arrow button again and choose Import Settings from File.

Figure 4.29

The Levels options dialog. At top, the options for saving settings

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