How to use Control Points in Photoshop

All of the Photoshop plugins in the Nik Collection feature Control Points in one form or another. These let you selectively adjust areas. Most Photoshop users will be familiar with making selections or using masks to isolate areas for selective adjustments, but Control Points are different. You simply click on a point, adjust the circular area to fit over whatever you want to target, and the software will work out what you want to adjust by seeking out similar tones. It’s both clever and easy!

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James Paterson

James Paterson is an expert in all aspects of the photographic process, from capture to post-processing. He has contributed to numerous photography publications, including Digital Camera, Amateur Photographer, PhotoPlus and NPhoto, and his work has also appeared in Computer Arts magazine as well as several books. He is the editor of Practical Photoshop magazine, and has a well-deserved reputation as an authority on all things Photoshop-related.