Just wondering... how many of you correct your images using curves? As in tweaking the individual Red, Green and Blue channels.
I find this technique to be the most accurate but also extremely tough to master/control. Have read some books out there but usually they don't dwell much on it, or they are too cheem.
Some may recommend using the Eyedropper tool -- identify which is the black, white and grey points and simply click. I find this is often one of the worst, random methods to use. What do you think? It probably works for straightforward color corrections, I feel.
So far, I find for some "tough" images which have color cast "here and there" all over the place, using curves is probably the best solution. Adjusting the Temperature/Tint controls in Adobe Camera RAW or using other tools in Photoshop does not help solve the solution completely.
I've known a few pros who do not even tweak colors using Curves, but use other methods such as the Color balance tool. Probably it's too tedious and tough to use?
How do you start adjusting? I find even after I have identified the problem color cast, and putting a point and dragging on the appropriate curves, it will affect other tonalities. It's really scary. It throws off the other colors even more and creates more problems.
Any seasoned Curves users out there who could kindly advise me on where to get good (and easy to digest!) info on color adjustments using curves? Any Curves tips are also greatly appreciated!
Thanks a lot for the help....