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18. In the document window you can see that most of the unwanted pixels are cleared away. This should be sufficient for this phase. In the next phase, we will use adjustments to minimize the remaining artifacts of orange color while at the same time heavy up the lines we want to trace in Adobe® Streamline®.

19. Below is a screenshot of the image with the bulk of the orange color removed.

20. We want to adjust the levels a bit to heavy up the lines. Click Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels. You will see a dialog like the one below. Click OK to create the adjustment layer, then View the QuickTime® movie below to see how to do the levels adjustment.

lightbulb.gif   Tip: By using an adjustment layer you can make the adjustment without permanently affecting the pixels.

Please see the following tutorials for more info on making levels adjustments in Photoshop®:

Photoshop Levels Adjustment Part 1
Photoshop Levels Adjustment Part 2
Photoshop Levels Adjustment Part 3

21. Next, we want to increase the contrast to cause the remaining artifacts of the unwanted orange pixels to fade away. Click Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness/Contrast. View the QuickTime® movie below to see how to make the adjustment.

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