Work With High-Key and Low-Key Images in Photoshop


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High-key and low-key images

We talked earlier about high-key and low-key images: low-key images being ones whose shadows are really crushed down to total black and lacking in detail, high key being the opposite--highlights that are blown out to complete detail. These are very easy things to create in Photoshop, and there are a lot different ways of doing them. Probably the easiest, based on the tools we've look at so far, is simply a Levels adjustment. Take your black point and just start punching your blacks down. If you want a little more control over that, you can do it with the midpoint slider. Or, we haven't worked with curves yet in this course, but you can use curves to define a curve to really precisely control exactly what you wanted to darken and what you wanted to brighten.

There's really not anything more tricky about it than that. Let's look at one other way, which can be interesting partly because it can be little random and partly because it can keep you from having to do any masking. I...

High-key and low-key images
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High-key and low-key images provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Black and White

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