Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Targeted adjustment, part of Photoshop Elements 10: Quick Fixes.
Especially when capturing an image under tricky lighting conditions, such as the …high contrast scene in Yosemite Valley shown here. …You may feel that you want to apply an adjustment that only affects a particular …area of the image. For example, I might want to enhance the …blue sky here without affecting the rest of the image. …Or, I might want to lighten up the foreground area, again, without affecting …the background. With the Smart Brush tool, these types of …targeted adjustments are surprisingly simple. …Let's start with the sky. I'll go ahead and choose the Smart Brush …tool from the toolbox. And then on the Options bar, I'll choose …the pop-up and select Blue Skies from the All Purpose section.…
I can switch to the All Purpose section as needed, and then choose Blue Skies …from the top of the list. I can then move the mouse out over the …image, and adjust the size of my brush, using the left square bracket key to …reduce the size of the brush and the right square bracket key to increase the …
- 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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