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Photoshop CS4 Image Adjustments in Depth: Gradient Map adjustment

By Jan Kabili

Photoshop CS4's adjustment features offer unparalleled opportunities to correct and manipulate images. In Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth, senior trainer Jan Kabili explains how to use all the major Photoshop adjustment features. She shares the best techniques for adjusting image quality, and shows how to use the new Adjustments panel to streamline a photo correction workflow. Jan also demonstrates multiple ways to eliminate color casts, and explains how to use the new On-Image Curves control to adjust brightness and color. This course offers a detailed look at the techniques photographers and designers use to master image adjustments in Photoshop.

The gradient map adjustment is a creative tool that you can use to apply a gradient by mapping it to the light and dark tones in an underlying image. In this clip, host Jan Kabili discusses how to use the gradient map adjustment to remap the colors of an image to black and white and apply a color gradient on top of it.


Gradient Map adjustment

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Jan Kabili is senior trainer and evangelist at She has authored numerous books on Adobe software, including How to Wow: Photoshop CS2 for the Web, Photoshop CS Complete Course, Photoshop Elements Complete Course, and Photoshop 7 ImageReady Hands?on Training for the Web (with Lynda Weinman). In addition to her training videos, she has written many articles for leading software publications such as Macworld, Photoshop User, and Mac Design magazines. Jan has not only contributed to the Adobe Classroom, but she is a published photographer and digital artist, with a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a law degree from Stanford Law School.
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