When people are referring to curves and slightly adjusting them what are they referring to? Is that like the highlights and shadows sliders in aperture? If not is there a similar setting and what is it called? Thanks Bertotti!
Yes, it is like highlights and shadows sliders in Aperture. Adjusting "curves" in an image refers to adjusting the tone curves in an image in a non-linear fashion, i.e., adjust highlights, shadows, midtones, or anything in between, separately.
Photoshop has a great tool for adjusting curves that allows you to make slight adjustments anywhere on the exposure curve and also do it separately in each color channel.
The sliders in Aperture provide a very easy way to make curve adjustments within the most common adjustment regions of the curve - highlights and shadows. I think it's a fantastic tool that greatly simplifies curve adjustments. The curve tool in Photoshop is not novice friendly!
Thanks Chris, I thought it might be. I was hoping it would get as detailed photoshop can. I remember a little while ago a picture of the Great Wall but with some fog. Someone here did a custom curve adjustment and all of the sudden the fog was almost completely lifted, you could see what was in and behind the fog! I find that amazing and well worth learning. If that isn't possible in aperture it might be enough to push me to photoshop or one of the versions that is capable of it. I wonder if there is a plugin for aperture that would accomplish this? Thanks again! Bertotti