Improve shadows and highlights Photoshop Elements 11


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Improving shadows and highlights

Photos often look their best if they have detail in the highlights and in the shadow areas. But if you're shooting outside on a bright day, or if you're shooting a backlit subject, you'll sometimes get a photo that doesn't have the detail that you want in both the shadow and the highlight areas. In that case, there is a Shadows/Highlights command in the Expert Edit workspace that can really help you out. Before I apply that command, I'm going to make a duplicate of the background layer, the layer that contains the photo, because this is a direct adjustment, meaning that it will change the pixels of the layer on which I run it.

So for more flexibility I'll duplicate this layer by right-clicking on it in the Layers Panel and choosing Duplicate Layer and then clicking OK. I'll leave the Background copy layer selected and then I'll run the command by coming up to the Enhance menu and down to Adjust Lighting and over to Shadows/Highlights. The Shadows/Highlights d...

Improving shadows and highlights
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Improving shadows and highlights provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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Photography
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