lighting up the backround

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  1. pete1606

    pete1606 TPF Noob!

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    When I make the backround ligther in a picture, when it is too dark the colors looked washed out is there a better way? I use photoshop, and I use the maginetic lasso to select the area I want to lighten then I use the brightness adjuster.

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    That's what "brightness" does, it makes colors look washed out.

    It would be much easier to just properly expose the shot to begin with.
     
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    Yes, there are many better ways. Learn how to use curves and levels adjustment layers. Shadow/highlight with layer mask can help in certain situations. Don't use a lasso use your black and white brushes with the curves/levels adjustment layers to selectively paint.
     

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