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Old 25-03-2009, 09:07 PM
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Shadows & Highlights

In this post we're going to look at fixing up and poorly exposed image.

Have you ever taken a photo where there is a shadow over someones face or you didnt get enough detail here you want it?

We're also going to use layers in this post as well. When playing around in photoshop you should try and use layers as much as you can so that if by chance you have the image or make a mistake you can just delete that layer and start again.

Step 1:
Open your image in photo shop!


Step 2:
Layers > Duplicate Layer


Step 3:
Layers Box will open. Your layer will be named "background copy" leave it as is and click ok.


Step 4:
Image > Adjustments > Shadows & Highlights.
As you can see on the layers tab(bottom right) I have the background copy layer selected.


Step 5:
Shadows & Highlights Box will open. You have 2 options Shadows & Highlights.
The more you slide the shadows slidebar the more the shadows lighten up.
The more you slide the highlights slidebar the more the highlights darken.

For this image i wanted to pull out some of the shadow under the bridge and also the tree line on the other bank.

I also wanted to pull out some detail in the clouds.


And a Before and after to compare.
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Old 25-03-2009, 09:40 PM
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Loving your work, might have to reinstall photoshop on my laptop After I replace my broken camera
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Old 25-03-2009, 10:19 PM
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Man this stuff is fantastic. Thanks to those who are putting up these very informative posts. I really need to get myself a copy of photoshop I think.

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Old 25-03-2009, 10:30 PM
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Man this stuff is fantastic. Thanks to those who are putting up these very informative posts. I really need to get myself a copy of photoshop I think.

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Got me keen to get a coyt too now Dror...l love the butterlfy.

Cheers guys keep is coming....may need your own section to keep it all together though.

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Old 25-03-2009, 10:45 PM
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In this post we're going to look at fixing up and poorly exposed image.

Have you ever taken a photo where there is a shadow over someones face or you didnt get enough detail here you want it?

We're also going to use layers in this post as well. When playing around in photoshop you should try and use layers as much as you can so that if by chance you have the image or make a mistake you can just delete that layer and start again.



And a Before and after to compare.

hey Ben the only issue I see with this images is that there are no fish.
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Old 25-03-2009, 10:55 PM
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hey Ben the only issue I see with this images is that there are no fish.
Tell me about it!!! I must get back to the nong havent fished it since Jan.
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Old 25-03-2009, 11:51 PM
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Well i have to admit I have had cs3 for a few years now, and only started using it the other week. Now I just hope I hope i can drag myself off to the pc to try some of this stuff, it certainly looks most interesting, so I have to say awesome work and thanks heaps.

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Old 26-03-2009, 12:35 AM
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I've had CS3 for ages and have played with a lot of this but never got it right, your a legend for doing all this for us.

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