Bringing down hot highlights with Multiply


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Bringing down hot highlights with Multiply

In this image, we have a lot of highlights that are very hot. You know, over here on the wall, the red is being blown out a little bit. On the handle of the gas pump, we are losing some detail there and then in the face of the gas pump here where the letters are, it's a little bit blown out there. That's why we want to bring out some of that detail. So one quick way to do that is to do a self-blend with Multiply. By self-blend, I mean duplicate the existing layer, so Command+J or Ctrl+J and change the blend mode to Multiply. That's going to darken the medium to dark grey pixels in the image, leaving the lightest pixels alone. You know, absolute white will stay absolute white.

You can see that this is a little bit way too strong here and that we want to dampen this down a little bit. So I get my Move tool, press V for the Move key. One way to dampen this down is to just lower the overall effect or intensity of this layer by lowering it's opacity. So I'm going to try 8...

Bringing down hot highlights with Multiply
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Bringing down hot highlights with Multiply provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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