Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving the shadows, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
Now that we've worked a little bit on dimension or shape, the next thing that I…want to do is work on some of the shadows.…So here let's zoom in a little bit, and we'll zoom into the face, and we can…zoom in by pressing Command+Plus on a Mac, Ctrl+Plus on Windows, and what I want…to do is just brighten up some of the shadows that we have here, because the…light is pretty contrasty. There's a lot of contrast.…We also have this highlight that we're going to want to deal with later as well,…but first let's work on the shadows.…To do that, we'll click on our Adjustment layer icon for Curves, grab the…Target Adjustment tool, hover over one of these shadow areas and simply click and drag up.…
Now, once we've done that we can see we are definitely brightening up those…shadows in a good way, but we're also brightening the rest of the image.…We don't want to do that.…So, let's invert the mask. Press Command+ I on a Mac, Ctrl+I on Windows, zoom in.…Grab your Brush tool.…We'll paint with white with something less than 100%, but we can use a pretty…
- Creating and combining multiple exposures
- Repositioning subjects
- Enhancing color and tone
- Removing unwanted background elements
- Simplifying with selections
- Improving composition with cropping
- Toning with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pro toolset
- Enhancing eyes
- Changing shape and sculpting muscles with Liquify
- Increasing height
- Sharpening and creating final layer comps
Skill Level Intermediate
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13. Father and Son Portrait
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