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  1. papatooth

    papatooth TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    how do i darken the sky in cs4 and keep the rest of the image the way it is. some of my photos are dark sky dark land, i would like them to be dark sky lightened up land. some are dark land light sky, i would like them to be darker crisper sky with the land staying the same.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What you need to learn about are layers and features such as the layer mask

    Have a look on this site here:
    Ron Bigelow Articles
    it some some very good articles on editing and is easily understandable - scroll down to the layers articles and have a read
     
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    It depends on the image. Sometimes you have to mask out the sky so you can edit it separately from the land. Sometimes you can darken or brighten the sky without using a mask. My advice is not to get hung up on recipes; learn to diagnose and fix the particular problems in a particular image.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    You need a couple of books:
    Adobe Photoshop CS4: Classroom In A Book : by Adobe Press

    Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers : by Martin Evening

    Photoshop CS4 Workflow : by Tim Grey

    The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Book for Digital Photographers : by Scott Kelby

    Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks : by Scott Kelby

    I would guess you don't understand the terms because you haven't done enough research. :lmao:
     
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    well i understand enough to ask for some advice on where to go to learn, and i understand enough to download a trial version first to see which adobe program is right for my interest. :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::thumbdown:
     
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    I never had these books. How did I ever learn Photoshop?
     
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    You played around with shtuff until you got what you wanted? Pushed buttons? Saw what things did? It's what I do. Works for some people; others, not so much. And thos books are helpful for filling in the little tidbits you miss when futzing on your own.
     
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    No, you didn't ask for advice on where to go to learn how. You asked how to do it. Nor did you say anything about having downloaded the trial version.
     
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    I can only guess you did it the hard way, hunt and peck? Shrugs shoulders.

    MusicaleCA postulated a likely scenario.

    Books work for me.
     
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    Bingo! You can only guess.

    Books work for lots of people, but don't presume to know that they would work for the OP. (You can only guess.)
     
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    Just for you, I'll never recommend a book to anyone on TPF again.

    Few people can learn a program as complex as Photoshop without written materials.

    Kudos to you for having that expertise. I have seen some of your work and you definately seem to have a good grounding in the program.
     
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    Never read a book about photoshop either. Getting the basics from a few tuts and then just experimenting is a good way to learn on the cheap.
     

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