Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment


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Applying a Shadows/Highlights adjustment

It's common to make photographs that have areas that need two different kinds of corrections. For example, if you shoot on a bright day and there is a lot of sky in the scene, you are likely get a result like this, with a foreground that is too dark and a sky that's slightly too light. Fortunately, Elements has the perfect feature to fix this kind of problem, and that is the Shadows/Highlights Adjustment. Before I apply a Shadows/Highlights Adjustment, I am going to make a copy of the photo layer, and that's because this is one of the few adjustments that I can't apply as an Adjustment layer. I have to apply it directly on the photo.

So I am going to go to the layers panel, where there is a single Background layer that contains the photo, and I am going to hold down the Ctrl key and click on that layer, or if I have a two button mouse, right-click on that layer and choose Duplicate layer from the contextual menu. I will click OK, and that makes a copy of the Background l...

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 Mac Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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