Making selective contrast adjustments


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Making selective contrast adjustments

Sometimes images are different tones in different places. For example, if you look at the face of the man on the far left of this image and compare him to the lady on the far right, you will notice his face is much brighter. Likewise the upper left-hand corner of the room is much brighter than the upper right-hand corner. In this case it was probably caused by uneven lighting, but whatever the reason, you will sometimes want to even an image up, and I am going to show you a quick and easy way to do that. Begin by going to the bottom of your Layers panel selecting the half-black, half- white circle, the Create a new fill or adjustment layer icon, and select Curves.

In this case we are going to lighten one end of the photo, so we are going to take our histogram in this center and drag it up towards the top left-hand corner for an overall lightening of the image. Now we'll go back down to our Curves mask. And black is set to our foreground color, so we are going to use Alt+Backspace or O...

Making selective contrast adjustments
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Making selective contrast adjustments provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photo Restoration with Photoshop

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