Adjusting shadows and highlights


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Adjusting shadows and highlights

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...

Adjusting shadows and highlights
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Adjusting shadows and highlights provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

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