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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Shadows/Highlights

If an image needs more pronounced shadows and/or highlight detail, the Shadows/Highlights command (Image > Adjustments > Shadows/Highlights) is a good alternative to Curves (Figure 3.126). In its simplest form, you just move the Shadows slider to brighten the darker areas of the image (Figures 3.127 and 3.128) and/or move the Highlights slider to darken the brighter areas (Figures 3.129 and 3.130).

Figure 3.126. The Shadows/Highlights command is a good alternative to Curves.

Figure 3.127. The original image. (©2008 Dan Ablan.)

Figure 3.128. The Shadows slider brightens darker areas of the image.

Figure 3.129. The ...

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