Adjusting with Shadow/Highlight


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Adjusting with Shadow/Highlight

The Shadow/Highlight adjustment should be at the top of your list of techniques to try, whenever you're dealing with a photo that needs tonal or lighting adjustments. Shadow/Highlight adjusts the dark and light areas of an image separately, which makes it great for correcting backlit photos like this one. It also does a really good job on over- flashed photos, which is the opposite problem to what you see here, where the main subject is too bright and the background is too dark. And it works on just lots of photos that have both dark and light areas. One thing about Shadow/Highlight adjustment is it is a direct adjustment.

There is no Shadow/Highlight adjustment layer available. And so the problem is that if you apply it directly to the photo layer, it will permanently change the pixels of the photo and we don't like to do that when we are practicing nondestructive editing. So here's the solution. Treat the Shadow/Highlight adjustment like a filter. Let me show you what I mean. I...

Adjusting with Shadow/Highlight
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Adjusting with Shadow/Highlight provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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