Using the Shadows/Highlights command


show more Using the Shadows/Highlights command provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Fundamentals show less
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Using the Shadows/Highlights command

In this movie I'll show you how to correct an image that suffers from far too much contrast using the Shadows/Highlights command. I have opened an image called High- contrast pachyderm.jpg, and it's fairly low-quality image as you can see here, but it's not beyond hope. I've got the Histogram panel open again. When you're in this Colors display, you're seeing overlapping histograms for each of the channels; red, green, and blue, which for our purposes right now I consider to be a little confusing.

So I'm going to once again switch to Luminosity so we can just focus on the luminance info. And I'll go ahead and update the graph. Now we do have an awful lot of shadow detail and an incredible amount of highlight detail going on here and some very sunken midtones. However, the image is not beyond hope, because we have no spike at the outset of the graph on the far left side and the graph settles down on the far right-hand side. So we have very little in the way o...

Using the Shadows/Highlights command
Video duration: 6m 3s 7h 45m Beginner Updated Sep 17, 2014

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Using the Shadows/Highlights command provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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