Lightening the stains


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Lightening the stains

Now we'll tackle something a little more challenging, and that's lightening these stains that are on the image. And to do that, we will go over first and we'll add a new fill or adjustment layer. Go to the bottom of your Layers panel, click on the half-white, half-black circle, and let's go up to Curves. Now let's bring our histogram up toward the upper left-hand corner to lighten. Now we're going to invert our curves mask: Ctrl+I or Command+I. Let's zoom out here, so we can see what we're doing.

Let's center this a little more. Let's get our Brush tool from the toolbar. Make sure white is our foreground color. We can adjust our brush using our open and close bracket keys and start painting in with the light color on our stains. Some of these are actually in what should be shadow. I'm just going to have to eyeball that and say "well, a shadow should be here," because we don't want to paint all our shadows away-- that would look very unn...

Lightening the stains
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Lightening the stains provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photo Restoration with Photoshop

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