Enhancing Exposure Latitude Technique With Adobe Photoshop
Photography By Philip Tulin and Text By John - Mr. Jalapeño © All rights reserved.

Estes Cone Digital Photography © Philip Tulin
Before
Estes Cone Digital Photography © Philip Tulin
After

One quick technique for enhancing the exposure latitude of an image is applying Blend modes to a selection of the highlights. This Adobe Photoshop technique may allow you to enhance the highlight and shadow information contained in the image. Naturally, this won't work on all images and certainly won't fix blown highlights. Landscape images are the images that benefit most with this quick fix.
 
1. Open the file. Choose File --> Open --> Enter the image name.
2. Hold the Ctrl Key down and hit the + key a few times to zoom in the image to a size you need to work with.
3. Here's a fast way to select highlight information: Press and hold the (Ctrl) and the (Alt) keys. Then press the Tilde key ~ (the key above the Tab key). Different areas on your photograph will be selected with dotted lines.

Adobe Photoshop window

4. Choose Select --> Feather and set the feather to 2 or 3 pixels to feather the edges. Click OK. (Figure 1 - A)

Adobe Photoshop window

5. Put the selected area on its own layer by either (Ctrl+J) or Choose Layer --> New --> Layer Via Copy. Rename the layer 'Highlights' by double clicking on the 'Layer 1' name in the layer palette. (Figure 2 -A)
6. Change the Blend mode in the Layers palette to 'Multiply' and the highlights will gain additional density. (Figure 2 - B) Click the Opacity slider and change the percentage to the needs of the photograph. (Figure 2 - C)
8. Select the Background Layer in the layer palette by clicking on the Background Layer. (Figure 2 - D)
9. Select the highlight information again by pressing and holding the (Ctrl) and the (Alt) keys. Then press the Tilde key ~ (the key above the Tab key). Different areas on your photograph will be selected with dotted lines.
10.  Choose Select --> Inverse to invert the selection resulting in the selecting of the shadow information.
11. Choose Select --> Feather and set the feather to 2 or 3 pixels to feather the edges. Click OK. (Figure 1 - A)
12.  Put the selected area on its own layer by either (Ctrl+J) or Choose Layer --> New --> Layer Via Copy. Rename the layer 'Shadows' by double clicking on the 'Layer 2' name in the layer palette. (Figure 2 - E)
13. Change the Blend mode in the Layers palette to 'Screen' and the highlights will gain additional density. (Figure 2 - B) Click the Opacity slider and change the percentage to the needs of the photograph. (Figure 2 - C)
14. Save the image with a new file name.




My Outdoor Eyes Photography Blog

Perfect Day For Surfing Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod.

The waves at Coast Guard Beach, part of the National Seashore, have been unbelievable the past few days. By mid-morning on Saturday, the surfers started showing up. The word must be out… œSurf's Up!  

Windblown Sand Dunes At First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod¦ Two Perspectives!

I  loved this simple photograph of the windblown dune at First Encounter Beach in Eastham, Most of the footprints have been blown away. I took several photos of this dune. (Click on blog link to see other photo.) I couldn’t decide if I liked the 1st one or the 2nd one better. The 2nd one … Continue reading Windblown Sand Dunes At First Encounter Beach on Cape Cod… Two Perspectives!

The Piping Plovers Are Back On Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod!

Yesterday was a gorgeous day so we took an early morning walk on Coast Guard Beach. It was just beautiful. Just as we were about to reach the newly posted signs about the nesting Piping Plovers, I saw something scurry from the water up onto the beach. There it was… our first Piping Plover of … Continue reading The Piping Plovers Are Back On Coast Guard Beach On Cape Cod!


 
Photography Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Eyes Shop 7522 Radio Privacy Home

© 2000-2020 ImageNNetwork  All rights reserved.