Image Correction One-Stop Shopping
With the Quick Fix window, Adobe has grouped a cross-section of some of the more commonly
used commands and functions into one convenient, interactive workspace (Figure 3.35). You
open the Quick Fix window by simply clicking the Quick Fix button in the shortcuts bar. You’ll
see that the Quick Fix window is really its own, self-contained editing environment, with a
main image window, a palette well, photo bin, and a small toolset for cropping, zooming, and
red-eye correction. From the View pop-up
menu, you can choose from a number of
before and after image viewing options.
From the palette well, you make image
adjustments with a group of simple, spe-
cialized palettes. Palette sliders help you
to correct common problems like lighting,
color, and sharpness. In addition, the
palettes feature Auto buttons that work
just like the Auto commands in the
Enhance menu. Each time you make an
adjustment or correction, a button on
each palette allows you to either accept or
cancel the operation. And a handy Reset
button above the After image allows you
to cancel all the changes you’ve made, and
start over from scratch.
To improve background detail:
From the Enhance menu, choose Adjust
Lighting > Shadows/Highlights.
In the Shadows/Highlights dialog box,
drag the Darken Highlights slider to the
right until you’re satisfied with the con-
trast and detail in the background or in
other brightly lit areas.
3. Click OK to apply the change (Figure 3.34).
Figure 3.34 The left photo suffers from an
overexposed background. In the right photo, making
adjustments with the Darken and Highlights slider
restores the lost detail in the sky.
Lighting Your Image
Figure 3.35 The Quick Fix dialog box offers a space to
perform many common image correction functions. The
Tip area in the center of the window provides helpful
explanations of each adjustment you select and apply.