How to Use the Shadows and Highlights controls Photoshop: Lighting


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Using the Shadows and Highlights controls

So far in this chapter, we have highlighted a few different adjustment layers which we can use which allow us to improve the quantity and the quality in the color of the light in our photographs. Yet in this movie, rather than focusing in on adjustment layers, I'm going to show you another helpful technique for working with light. In order to do this technique effectively, we need to copy the background layer. That will give us a bit of flexibility. So drag that background layer to the New Layer icon, and let's go ahead and name this new layer Shadows and Highlights.

You can rename the layer by simply double-clicking in the layer name, and then typing out the new name there. Next, with this layer targeted, go ahead and navigate to the Image pull down menu. And here we'll choose Adjustments. We're going about three quarters of the way down to Shadows and Highlights. The reason why we're doing this on a separate layer is because there isn't an adjustment layer which gives us acces...

Using the Shadows and Highlights controls
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Using the Shadows and Highlights controls provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Lighting Effects

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Photography
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Photoshop
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