Brightening and improving shadows


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Brightening and improving shadows

There're certain scenarios where you will discover that you may want to darken or brighten your photographs. We can do that with the Adjustment Brush. Like with this image here. It was captured by Kevin Thomas. It's a beautiful photograph. Thanks, Kevin, for the use of this file. What I want to do is I want to improve it just a little bit. You'll notice there is a shadow underneath the lips. Let's take a look if we can actually remove that shadow. So here I'm going to zoom in to a 1:1 view. With my Adjustment Brush selected, I'll go ahead and increase my Exposure pretty significantly, maybe about one stop or so.

Next, nice small, little brush size there. Flow, I'm going to bring that down somewhere below 50, and I'm just going to start to paint across this area of the photograph. Now what I'm going to need to do is to zoom in closer. Now that I'm in closer, make my brush even smaller and work on the details of these shadows here a little bit more closely....

Brightening and improving shadows
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Brightening and improving shadows provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Essential Training

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Photography
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Lightroom
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