Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Modifying the shadows and highlights, part of Photoshop CS5: Athletic Retouching Projects.
Here we are going to explore how we can use shadow and highlights in order to…bring out a bit more with this image, and also set the stage, so that we can…modify the overall color and tone to bring out a bit more intensity.…Well first, let's copy the background layer.…To do so, press Command+J on a Mac or Ctrl+J on Windows.…Let's go ahead and name this new layer "shadows and highlights."…Next, we are going to navigate to our Image pulldown menu, and in that pulldown…menu we are looking for Adjustments, and then we'll go down to…Shadows/Highlights, right above HDR Toning.…
Now, the interesting thing about this dialog is we can use this in order to…create some pretty interesting effects whether corrective or creative, and here…what I want to do is simply get creative.…So one of the first things I am going to do is I am going to bring out some of…the detail in my shadows, and I am going to do this because I know that later I…am going to be adding in some more contrast.…So here, you can see the before and after.…
- 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
Photoshop CS5: Fashion Retouching Projectswith Chris Orwig4h 30m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig11h 2m Intermediate
1. Outdoor Portrait
5. Gym Workout
8. Indoor Track Sprint
9. Enhancing Strength
10. Surfer Portrait
11. Underwater Portrait
13. Father and Son Portrait
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