Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Checking overall exposure, part of Aperture: Portrait Retouching.
Nothing can make you look so bad as totally…missing an exposure, but it happens every now and then.…The camera gets fooled by backdrop or something like that, and you just blow it.…And a lot of times, what happens is you overexpose.…For example, we have this shot right here.…Where the camera is fooled by…the background, and poor Michelle got overexposed.…But, but we can fix that fairly easily.…In part, because this is a raw file. So we have lots of…data to choose from. So, I'm going to go ahead and duplicate…this version here so that we can do a before and after.…
And we'll just call this edit one. Alright.…So let's take a look.…Let's see what we can do here. Now when we're in Adjustments,…we'll see by looking at the histogram that we're really spiking.…On the exposure side on the bright side here, and we have a bit of…a gap over here in the blacks So, my first clue is…then to go to the exposure slider and let's pull down those brights a…bit and see if we can just provide a little bit of relief.…
And sure enough we can.…
- Assessing your image
- Retouching blemishes
- Enhancing skin texture
- Adding highlights to the hair
- Adjusting clothing and backdrop color
- Brightening and sharpening eyes
- Converting to black and white
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Basics
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