Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting shadows and highlights, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
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One of the most useful adjustments inside of iPhoto are separate sliders for…Shadows and Highlights.…The Shadows are going to be the darkest part of the image; typically the darkest…30%, and the Highlights are going to be the brightest.…Being able to control these independently goes a long way to fixing an image.…With the photo open here, I'm going to go into Edit mode, and…without touching the Exposure, watch what happens as I lift the Shadows.…The darker areas become brighter, and you can see that as they migrate on the istogram.…
Similarly, the Highlights are overexposed;…they're slammed to the right here,…so as we drag that, notice how they move back to the left, and some of those…areas that were blown out, like the street, get repaired.…Now, it's very common when you do this to also need to adjust the overall…Exposure, and then refine it using Shadows and Highlights.…This is one of those cases where there was a lot of roughness to the image itself.…It was a very bright day with no cloud cover,…
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- Cropping for better composition
- Rotating an image
- Making a levels adjustment
- Adjusting shadows or highlights
- Increasing saturation
- Converting to black and white
- Creating sepia-tone effects
- Using the Retouch Brush
- Sharpening photos
- Adding borders
- Copying and pasting adjustments