Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Painting with light (and dark), part of Photoshop Elements 10: Quick Fixes.
Before digital photography, photographic prints were made by exposing light …sensitive paper passing light through the negative, the original image. …During that process, you could block light from certain areas of the image in …order to lighten or darken selectively throughout the image. …With digital, that process is much easier. …We can simply paint with light and dark directly onto the image. …Let me show you one of the ways that you can do this with Photoshop Elements.…
I have an image here with some flowers in the foreground and a mountain in the background. …And because of some haze in the sky, that mountain is looking a little bit low in contrast. …I'd also like to darken the sky down just a little bit, and for added emphasis, I …think I'll lighten up the flowers and perhaps darken up the foliage. …And that's a fair amount of refinement to the lighting for this image, but it's …relatively easy as you'll see in just a moment. …I'm going to use the Brush tool for this purpose. …Just a simple paint brush that would allow me to paint pixels onto an image.…
- Importing images
- Basic quick fixes in the Organizer
- Opening images in the Editor
- Lighting improvements
- Color improvements
- Removing distractions
- Applying a soft focus effect
- Replacing the sky
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Lighting Improvements
3. Color Improvements
4. Removing Distractions
5. Getting Fancy
6. Closing Thoughts
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