Shadow/Highlight


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Shadow/Highlight

One of my favorite tonal correction tool inside Photoshop is also one of the most powerful, and that's something called Shadows/Highlights. It's great! It does have one flaw, and we will talk about that and how to correct for that flaw in just a moment, but first, let's talk about what Shadows/Highlights is. It can be found under the Image menu, under Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights. It's basically, really simple. It's a dialog with two sliders, initially. There is actually several more sliders available, and we will get to that in just a moment. But Shadows/Highlights, basically, is able to see all the Highlight areas and all the Shadow areas separately, and build masks for you behind the scenes.

So, for instance, this image has two problems. Let's turn the Preview off just for a second. You can see the Shadows are too dark, and the Highlights are too hot. Now, without using something like Shadows/Highlights, you typically have to use multiple Adjustment layers...

Shadow/Highlight
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Shadow/Highlight provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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