Reduce Brightness with Selections and Curves in Photoshop


show more Reducing brightness with selections and curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouching show less
please wait ...

Reducing brightness with selections and curves

One of the things that constantly amazes me about Photoshop is that there are so many different ways that we can accomplish the same task. And so here, I want to show you another technique that you can use when working with highlights; when you want to reduce or darken those highlights. And this technique will involve making a selection and then using a Curves Adjustment layer. Well, this is a photograph of a World Champion Ironman Triathlete. I want to select the highlights here in this portrait of him because I want to darken those.

So to make that selection we'll go to the Select menu then we'll choose Color Range. In this Color Range dialog what you can do is you can click on different parts of your image. Here you can see this mask. Whatever is white is selected; whatever is black isn't. We can then click on the highlight here, and you can see we can control our overall fuzziness and also we can select Localized Color Clusters, if we want it to just remain in this area. I...

Reducing brightness with selections and curves
Video duration: 3m 26s 6h 4m Intermediate

Viewers:

Reducing brightness with selections and curves provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouching

Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
please wait ...