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Get the Image You Want: Essential Photoshop Editing Techniques by Element K Journals Creative Team

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Problem : Solution Restore lost highlight detail

Problem: Highlights appear washed out in a high-contrast image.

Solution: Use a luminosity mask.

As we all know, it can be challenging to take the perfect picture, especially when dealing with high-contrast scenes, such as that in our Problem image. Usually in this situation highlights appear washed out, and it can be difficult to bring back detail into these areas without affecting the entire image. However, with the help of a luminosity mask, you can select highlight areas separately to recover ...

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