Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Making quick edits to lighting, part of Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12.
When you're trying to adjust the tonal values or the lighting in a photo, here…in the quick edit workspace give the…levels adjustment and the exposure adjustment a try.…In this case I think I have a photo that's too dark and it's lacking in contrast.…In other words there's not enough difference between the…shadows, the highlights and the mid tone tonal values.…So I'm going to start with a levels adjustment, by clicking…Levels in the Adjustments column in the Quick Edit workspace.…Here,…I have control over the highlights, or the bright areas, the shadows,…or the dark areas, and the midtone ares of the photo, all separately.…
I'm going to start by adjusting the shadow areas.…To do that, I'll click the Shadows tab here in the Levels panel.…And then I can use the preview thumbnails, or the slider, to make…the dark areas of the photo brighter so we can see more detail there.…One way to do that is just to drag this slider over to the right.…Another way is to use the preview thumbnails.…You'll remember that the thumbnail with the white curved arrow…
- Importing photos from a hard drive or camera
- One-click editing with Instant Fix
- Making Quick Edits to color and lighting
- Adding effects in Quick Edit
- Straightening with content-aware fill
- Working with folders and files in the Organizer
- Keyword tagging
- Making albums
- Sharing photos via email or social media
Skill Level Beginner
1. Importing Photos to the Organizer
2. Simplified Photo Editing
3. Introduction to Expert Editing
4. Managing Photos in the Organizer
5. Sharing Your Photos
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