Lightroom tone curve

basfltbasflt Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 1,882 Major grins
edited May 7, 2013 in Digital Darkroom
got a question about tone curve in develop-section

you see first , in basic-panel, there is highlights / shadow and blacks adjustment
all clear
below that , there is tone curve adjustment
also clear

i want to know the exact difference between the two
should i use them both ( i am ) , then how ?
are they related to each other ?
i can't imagine they are both the same thing

hope you got my point

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  • stormyboystormyboy Big grins Registered Users Posts: 16 Big grins
    edited April 28, 2013
    I suggest Jeff Schewe's book, The Digital Negative. It's a great resource.
  • basfltbasflt Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,882 Major grins
    edited April 29, 2013
    thanks , but i dont need a book
    i can handle LR pretty well
    all i want to know is the real difference between the two adjustment options , if any

    i assume there must be some sort of difference , i cant imagine that they have put two of the same things in it
  • paddler4paddler4 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 976 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2013
    Each of the four sliders at the top adjust bands in the histogram. If you select one, you will see the band slightly grayed in the histogram. Then slide it, and you will see what it does. The tone curve tool allows you to modify the histogram however you want.
  • basfltbasflt Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,882 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2013
    still dont see the different

    in curve section you can fine-tune it ( add points in the curve ) , even per separate color-channel
    but thats the only thing i found
  • paddler4paddler4 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 976 Major grins
    edited May 7, 2013
    They both adjust tonality, but differently. See this link for a good explanation.
  • basfltbasflt Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,882 Major grins
    edited May 7, 2013
    thanks , this answers my question

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