Mastering Curves: Correcting Color By Ben Willmore

1 hr 20 min
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In this two-part course, Ben takes the concept and principles of the curves adjustment feature and breaks it down into two categories: tone and color. Ben shows you how the ins and outs of curves, how to read a curves graph, and how to apply what the graph is showing you to add the perfect tonality and/or color to your images for that professional look.

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Ben Willmore


Photoshop Hall of Famer, Ben Willmore, has taught over 100,000 Photoshop users on five continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America's favorite Photoshop instructors, and he is often a standing-room-only speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for num...

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  1. Profile photo of flamenkio flamenkio

    Damn..helluva class! Thanks Ben!

  2. Profile photo of HelenFong HelenFong

    Excellent course. However, the buttons are different for CC and wondering how I find out how to make changes for color matching in the Curves … can you refer me to something that updates between the versions?

  3. Profile photo of jason williams jason williams

    Truly an and has essential course. A must watch. Well presented and very practicle

  4. Profile photo of sxlcartron sxlcartron

    Excellent! Gets straight to the point – great delivery.

  5. Profile photo of hoangyen84 hoangyen84

    Thanks a lot Ben! That was the best explanation about curves that i have learned :) —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of lucienr lucienr

    Good course and good teacher. I have learned a few tricks. Thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of wizardremix wizardremix

    Ben is a terrific teacher and this course was incredibly useful. This is a foundational course for not only photoshop but photography. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of Gr8Scot Gr8Scot

    Wow!!!!! The absolute best Photoshop class I have ever taken!! This provides such an understanding of image correcting and manipulation that it is hard to explain. Even if you don’t use the curves techniques shown, taking the class provides understanding what is going on in the color of your images. For example, you’ll understand white balance better just from taking this class! —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback

  9. Profile photo of msjamiesachs msjamiesachs

    Great instructor! Great info! Thank you for this great course! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  10. Profile photo of hnarsana hnarsana

    Loved it! This was my first course and Kelby Training and loved Ben’s style of teaching. I’d love if he did more classes, like one on layers and masks. I’m sure someone else has covered it at Kelby Training, and I will definitely check it out! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  11. Profile photo of PIXROUGE PIXROUGE

    I was really keen to find a great source of information to brush up my thoughts about color corrections, colour grading and its related theories. It was absolutely a great bunch of episodes. It put all my thoughts together nicely. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  12. Profile photo of Akwitt Akwitt

    Fantastic course! The pacing is terrific, the examples make everything really clear. A terrific place to start if you’re looking to understand color correction with channels and don’t have a lot of experience yet. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  13. Profile photo of Bob Bell Bob Bell

    Found exactly what I was I looking for with this course and learned tons more. Top marks to Ben, amazing teacher! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  14. Profile photo of phfestino phfestino

    Ben, your two classes that I have seen are simply wonderful. They are interesting and carefully detailed. I am going to have to watch them over again so I understand everything. Thank you. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  15. Profile photo of Monty Montgomery Monty Montgomery

    Well covered, excellent presentation!
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  16. Profile photo of live2012 live2012

    Ive just signed up for kelby training. Could someone please point me in the right direction on downloading the photoshop. I’m not sure where to go. Thank you —- Yes, please post my feedback

  17. Profile photo of James Diedrich James Diedrich

    Great information. This, combined with the other curves course, is a great time investment. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  18. Profile photo of Julio Barillas Julio Barillas

    Great class. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  19. Profile photo of dirkhofmann dirkhofmann

    Best class on Kelby Training. More please! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  20. Profile photo of Viktor Shatokhin Viktor Shatokhin

    Great course! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  21. Profile photo of Christophe Joly Christophe Joly

    This is one of the best classes on Kelby Training. Ben presents well, clearly, at the right speed and uses good examples. Really enjoyed this! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  22. Profile photo of Kellie Kellie

    If you think you already know curves, think again! Everyone will learn something new.
    Ben can help you understand color and how to use curves better than anyone. He explains it in a way you can relate to so it sticks.
    Excellent class, thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  23. Profile photo of Julio Barillas Julio Barillas

    excellent. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  24. Profile photo of Claude King Claude King

    Great course! Ben takes a subject, colour correction, that is not well understood by many, yet presents in a clear and easily understood manner. You’ll walk away from this course with significantly improved confidence when it comes to colour correcting or colour matching photos. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  25. Profile photo of fpcomputers fpcomputers

    Great course helped me a lot with restoring old pictures that were scanned.

    Fred Wormsbecher —- Yes, please post my feedback

  26. Profile photo of James K. Madison James K. Madison

    Curves have always been a bit daunting, but this is by far the best video I have ever watched on it. Although I knew most of the material from reading all around the web, the layout and teaching style made it finally “click” with me. Kudos!

  27. Profile photo of jmrivera jmrivera

    This is a fantastic course! I love the way he explains things and then shows examples. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  28. Profile photo of Linda King Linda King

    Years ago I learned Curves from Ben Willmore while he was teaching at Photoshop World. I thought I knew pretty much all I needed to know about Curves and have thus avoided this session. I finally decided it might be wise to watch this session to see if there was something new. Was I surprised! Ben has blown me away with his color correcting techniques using curves. And I might add, he remains one of the best Photoshop instructors out there. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  29. Profile photo of johnnydgood johnnydgood

    I thought I knew a lot about Curves, but Ben’s class really blew me away. I’ll never go back to the old way of doing things! Thanks, I’ll be using at least a few tips from each one of these clips! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  30. Profile photo of dianne583 dianne583

    This course offered a wealth of information and it was very clearly presented. Thanks so much Ben —- Yes, please post my feedback

  31. Profile photo of Gerry Slater Gerry Slater

    Ben is a wonderful teacher. He has the gift of being able to explain something in a very clear manner. Loved this course. Learned a ton. —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback

  32. Profile photo of nosaj2 nosaj2

    After hearing Scott and Matt talk about how you don’t need curves anymore, I thought why bother with this course. But I just turned it on while I was was working on something else. It did not take me long to get interested. Although I may not “need” curves, and I may not use them ever, this course really made the whole concept of color more clear to me. I learned a lot more than I thought I would in this course. Thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  33. Profile photo of bberkok bberkok

    Ben is great!! He starts the lessons with very basic, understandable information and then builds up on it. I love the fact that he gives a lot of background information to build the foundation instead of just telling you bunch of steps to follow. I find that understanding the basics makes the lessons he teaches stick more. I hope to see more lessons from him. Nice job Ben!!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  34. Profile photo of Amy Perlmutter Amy Perlmutter

    This class was very helpful and informative. Ben takes his time to slowly explain his steps. I can’t wait to watch more seminars given by Ben. Thanks! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  35. Profile photo of Carol Clay Carol Clay

    Excellent!! Ben teaches in a way that is easily understood. I will be using curves a lot more now. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  36. Profile photo of Ronald Blair Ronald Blair

    Really learned something I wasn’t too sure of before. What does all this mean if so many think Curves is an unnecessary function of Photoshop? Is there another way to accomplish this? —- Yes, please post my feedback

  37. Profile photo of Doug Dillon Doug Dillon

    Another great course!!! Ben does such a good job going over curves info (and I learned a lot about color in this course).

    Thanks Ben and Kelby Training for presenting this course. It has helped me understand so much more about color and color balancing. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  38. Profile photo of Martin Zwick Martin Zwick

    Great ! I I’ve waited a long time to get this infos ! Love it! Perfect ! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  39. Profile photo of Robbie Robinson Robbie Robinson

    What does “3 years ago” in the above reply mean. I took the course on Nov. 11, 2014, and applied for the material on Nov. 19.

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