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May 7th, 2007, 05:57 PM
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I decided to do another photo enhancing lesson. This has a few more things you can try.

Okay here is the photo I started with.





First go to Image>> Adjustments>>Shadow/Highlight





Make sure to check the checkbox that says more options. It will expand your options.





A lot of times I just use the default settings but I also play with the midtone contrast and color correction. It really brightens up your picture. Just make sure not to get carried away or your brunette will turn to a blonde.



Once I am done with this I will sometimes play with the curves and contrast (or sometimes I skip this and just adjust the curves and contrast. Here is a link on how to adjust the curves. It is really easy!



Then I usually will use the unsharpen mask.

Filter>>Sharpen>>Unsharpen Mask.

Just play with the slider until it looks the way you want it.





After that I will sometimes brighten up the eyes and make the lips sparkle by using the sharpen brush. (I stole this tip from Ann and want to make sure she gets credit)

Just go over the eyes and lips with the sharpen brush and it will add a little sparkle.





My finished photo. This would look better as a cut out.



Another thing you can do is play with the blending modes. This is really easy to do.

Take your enhanced photo. Duplicate the layer and change the blending mode on the top layer. I use soft light or overlay a lot.



Here is Angie's enhanced photo in soft light.



(Oh and I cloned over the booboo on her face. She decided to jump off of the top of Jeremy's bunk bed)
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May 7th, 2007, 06:16 PM
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Thanks Im going to try that tonite
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May 13th, 2007, 09:38 PM
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Very cool. Thanks!
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May 14th, 2007, 06:23 AM
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Thanks, this is actually really useful!
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May 21st, 2007, 11:38 AM
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I'm using PS 7 and for some reason I don't have shadow/highlight under the adjustments menu.
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