Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment


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Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment

Sometimes you may have a photograph that has areas that need two different kinds of lighting corrections. If you shoot on a bright day, you're likely to get a result like this with a foreground that's a little bit too dark and a sky that's a little bit too light. This is a typical backlit image. Fortunately, Elements has the perfect tool to fix this kind of problem and that's the Shadows/Highlights adjustment. Before I apply a Shadows/Highlights adjustment I usually make a copy of the layer to which I'm applying the adjustment. And that's because this is one of the adjustments that I can't apply as an adjustment layer.

I have to apply it directly to the photo and I want to have one copy of the photo that is preserved in its original state. So I'm going to go to the Layers panel, and I'm going to right-click on that Background layer, the layer that contains the photo, and choose Duplicate Layer. And then I'll just click OK in the Duplicate Layer dialo...

Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment
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Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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