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With this wedding photograph, we're going to look at how we can use the Effects Panel in order to brighten up the edges of the picture. We'll also crop the image, and then finally we'll finish it off using our Basic Panel. Let's go to the Effects Panel by clicking on the fx icon here and next what I want to do is click and drag my Amount slider to the right. Here we're going to brighten up this overall image, we can control where this is going to happen. And what I'm looking to do is just to add this really bright effect around the edge, because let's say that we know the client really likes this type of a look here, and so I'm just going to dial in these controls until I find a brightening effect that I think might work for this picture.
The next step is to Crop. And I want to crop after I've made this effect, because I may not need to crop out as much as I thought, because the brightening effect as you can see here is already diminishing that person in the background. If we increase the Feature more, we can see it almost removes that person. So again, you want to dial these settings in first, then select your Crop Tool. With the Crop Tool I'll click and drag across the image, then I'll hold down the Shift key and go ahead and click and drag this in, in order to bring in that cropped edge.
And then after having done that just a little bit, so that that person or that distracting element is gone, we will press Enter or Return. Well, this Brightening Effect, it kind of works. It works with the photograph like this, except that the photograph is too dense or dark. So to finish this off, we need to go back to our Basic Panel. And this is true whether we've brightened or darkened these edges. You need to go back and make some more adjustments so that the edge kind of fits the photograph. Here I'm going to increase my Exposure, also a little bit of my Vibrance, and then I'm going to increase the overall color Temperature.
And by making all of these adjustments, now this edge is starting to make a little bit more sense, and I'll just work on some of these details here, and again, just working on those to kind of match the edge effect that I've dialed in. Now if we click on our before and after, we can see how that helped out, and also we can see how it changed the characteristic of the edge. In order to see the overall before and after, we can click on one of the tabs, one of these end tabs here, Snapshots or Presets, and then click on your Preview. Here is our before, and then we can click on again, there is after, after we've applied this effect, and also after we've modified our Exposure and tone in the image by working in the Basic Panel.
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