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Adobe Photoshop Elements 8: Maximum Performance by Mark Galer

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Project 2

Localized Adjustments

This project will show you how to create localized adjustments so that you can optimize different areas of an image using different adjustments. To achieve the optimum dynamic range possible from the information recorded by the image sensor (increased shadow detail and increased highlight detail), we can open two images from the same Raw file and optimize each for a different end of the exposure range.

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Localized Levels – optimized quality starts here

We can then simply merge the two exposures together. Some would call this manipulation, but in reality all we are doing is restoring the tonality back to how our human ...

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