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June 16, 2004

Photoshop Tip: Shadow/Highlight

Shadow/Highlight DialogRequires Photoshop CS

So you want to brighten your photo without doing complex manipulations?

Meet Shadow/Highlight. You can call him "The Light Man". He can create lights out of nowhere and like to eat shadows for breakfast. Got some dark photo? 'The Light Man' to the rescue...

Original Photo enhanced by Shadow/Highlight1. Choose Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlight...

2. In the Shadow/Highlight dialog box, set Shadows Amount to around 30%. Darker photo = higher Shadows Amount.

Highlights is not always necessary but it's good for reducing the amount of whiteness in photo.

I don't use this feature that often but it's essential to all kinds of photographers.



It should be mentioned also that this is a CS+ only feature.

Posted by: Garrett at June 16, 2004 04:56 PM

Good point, I'll mention that

Posted by: Adam Betts at June 16, 2004 06:34 PM

Damn--you just gave me a reason to upgrade to Photoshop CS.

Posted by: Buzz Andersen at June 16, 2004 06:39 PM
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