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Make precision curve adjustments with a gentle nudge (7/CS/CS2)

Added on Friday 27th of April 2007 01:42 am EST


Adobe Photoshop 7/CS/CS2

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows



When you make curve adjustments you’re probably accustomed to selecting points on the curve and dragging them up or down, or left to right to make your image alterations. But if you use the keyboard arrow keys, you can get more precise adjustments.


When you use the arrow keys, you can nudge the points on the curve in tiny increments, and view the image preview. One click on an arrow key will nudge a point on the curve by different amounts depending on which curve dialog box preview you use.


Note: There are two different sizes you can preview the Curves dialog box, small and large. To toggle between the previews press the zoom icon curve_zoom located at the bottom right corner of the dialog box.


If you choose to work in the small dialog box preview, each time you press an arrow key, the curve point moves two units. If you work in the large dialog box preview, each time you press an arrow key the curve point moves one unit. As illustr...