Fading back shadows or highlights


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Fading back shadows or highlights

While we are often focused on maximizing contranst in an image, in certain cases, reducing contrast by fading back the shadows and highlihgts can produce an interesting aesthetic result. Let's take a look at how this might be applied in a photographic image. I've already added my curves adjustment layer, so I'm ready to fade back my shadows and highlights. What that will accomplish is to reduce the value of black or white in the image. In other words, pixels that had been black or nearly black will now be considerably brighter, and pixels that had been white or nearly white will now be considerably darker. Ultimately, we could make such a strong adjustment that the image appears completely gray, or completely black or white.

Let's take a look. I'll start by adjusting the end point, the black point, on the far left of the curve. I'll drag it upward in order to brighten the value of black within the image. For example, at this point any pixel that had...

Fading back shadows or highlights
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Fading back shadows or highlights provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Curves Workshop

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