CS5 Overexposure help.


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Oct 7, 2010
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I'm having a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to fix the overexposure in the clouds/mostly just the cloud towards the center of the picture. I've been trying to burn and it hasn't come out clean once, I'm using CS5, and I'm new to image editing, any help would be much appreciated.
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If it's blown, there is no data to recover.

Thank you, I'm gonna try working with the original image again and see if I can somehow get some better results, otherwise I'll go shoot it again.

your whole shy is too bright IMO. I'd reshoot it with HDR so that you have the multiple exposures to use to prevent the blown out highlights (which no, there's nothing you can really do about it)
In Photoshop Lightroom that's a graduated filter that helps a lot with sky color and over exposure. The CS5 must have something like that... Look for filters. Good luck...;)
Always shoot in raw and check your histogram to make sure nothing gets clipped out on either end. This means the rest of the image will be way underexposed if you're shooting against a bright sky but with raw you can do a lot in PP. Use the exposure, recovery and fill sliders to even things out.

RAW ownz!
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You can use the graduated filter tool in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW), as well as all the other ACR tools..

ACR is a standalone application included with CS5. You also got Bridge.

You can host ACR from either bridge or CS5 if the image is a RAW data file. If it is a JPEG, in Bridge right click on the image and one of the options will be "Open in Camera Raw".

You might want to get the book: Amazon.com: Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5 (9780321713094): Jeff Schewe, Bruce Fraser: Books: Reviews, Prices & more

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