Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments


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Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments

I think one of the most useful adjustments in the Elements 9 Full Edit workspace is the Shadow/Highlights adjustment. It's really useful in a situation like this, where I need to treat the Shadows and the Highlights separately. I'd like to open up the Shadows and bring down the Highlights to see some of the detail in both. To open this adjustment, I'll go to the Enhance menu at the top of the screen and I'll choose Adjust Lighting and from there Shadows/Highlights. In the Shadows/Highlights dialog box, there are three simple sliders, one for lightening shadows, one for darkening highlights, and then a third slider for adjusting the contrast of the midtones, the tones in between the brightest and darkest in the image.

When this dialog box opens, it automatically sets the Lighten Shadows slider to a 25% increase and you can already see a difference in the image. The dark foreground is lighter. To remind you of how this looked a second ago, I'll uncheck the Preview check b...

Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments
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Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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