Opening up the shadows


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Opening up the shadows

I'm still working inside Gamma tweak.psd inside the 14_levels_curves folder. You may recall in the previous exercise, we went ahead and painted the selection with the Quick Selection tool and then refined it using the Refine Edge command. Now, we're ready to create another Adjustment layer that will open up those shadows, and we're going to put that Adjustment layer on top of the existing one. So, go ahead and click on the custom levels adjustment, and I'm going to apply another Levels Adjustment layer. So, I'll press Ctrl+Shift+L or Command+Shift+L on the Mac, and I encourage you to go ahead and name your Adjustment layers according to their function.

So, in this case, I call my shadow brightener, for example, because that's what it's going to do, and then I'll click OK. Up comes the Adjustments panel with a histogram that represents the composite view. So, in other words, I'm seeing the histogram of the selection that's a combination of the Backg...

Opening up the shadows
Video duration: 3m 40s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Opening up the shadows provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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