6. Fixing Lighting and Exposure Problems

Lesson overview

Photoshop Elements makes it easy to fix images that are too dark or too light and to rescue photos that are dull, flat, or simply fading away.

Start with Quick Fix and Guided edits, and work up to Expert mode as you learn how to use powerful, easy-to-use tools in all three editing modes to make the most of poorly exposed images, retrieve detail from photos that are too dark or pale and faded, and liven up images that look flat and washed out.

In this lesson, you’ll be introduced to a variety of techniques for dealing with a range of common exposure problems:

Brightening underexposed photographs

Correcting parts of an image selectively

Saving selection shapes to re-use in later sessions ...

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