Marton Perhiniak
Instructor and Designer

Photoshop Basics - 05 What Does a Histogram Tell Us?

Technical Tutorial Published 7/20/13 Last updated on 6/8/17

This video will explain the Histogram panel; specifically the Shadow/Highlights and Levels adjustments. Let’s get started!

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Adobe Photoshop CS3+

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Stephen King

Posted on 10/9/13 6:35:24 PM Permalink

What a very useful resource! Simple but incredibly effective - I will be examining my photo collection to see how I can make adjustments.

Christina Hauri

Posted on 10/9/13 2:06:49 PM Permalink

This is a great resource! It's very clear and easy to understand - one that I will certainly use for my classes. I teach basic Photoshop skills courses and really needed a better way to introduce the histogram. Thank you so much for sharing this resource. It's excellent!

Petra Perz

Posted on 10/9/13 10:35:46 AM Permalink

A great deal of short workshops by Martin Pherniak, slowly and clearly conducted. I will go to him to improve my learning.

Lu Hamacek

Posted on 10/8/13 9:41:11 PM Permalink

I knew a little about histograms, but this resource gave me a great feel for how to use them.

Melissa Jones

Posted on 10/8/13 9:13:20 PM Permalink

Brett can put his demo here for you to look at.