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Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Second Edition by Ben Long

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Selective Editing in Camera Raw 5

The editing tools that you saw in the last chapter are global editing tools. That is, they affect all parts of the image. So, when you choose to, for example, brighten the mid-tones in the image by moving the Brightness slider, all mid-tone values get brightened, no matter where they are in the image.

There will be times, though, when you’ll want to constrain your adjustments to a specific part of your image (Figure 5.1).

Figure 5.1. This image needs an Exposure adjustment. Using Camera Raw, the exposure can be lowered both to recover clipped highlights and to improve the mid-tones. However, the front of the building is now too dark. Fortunately, Camera Raw 5’s Adjustment Brush can make short work of this problem. ...

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