A fast trick to salvage an underexposed photo
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:17 AM
Jeremy's technique is similar to the one described in the article, except it uses Gaussian Blur on the duplicate layer (20 to 40%), and Soft Light blending mode. I work for a tech pubs firm, and have used this method on hundreds of poorly lit digital photos to bring details out of the shadows. I also use Shadows and Highlights, and Curves, as others have mentioned. Which is best really depends on the image at hand. In my situation, I pick the method that seems best for an image, try it, and if the results aren't suitable for my needs, hit Control Z and quickly try one of the others.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:29 PM
This post has been edited by snagitseven: 23 July 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:47 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:25 AM
I guess this trick is not for everyone but it does seem useful. I had never heard of it before and I can see how it can be useful sometimes.