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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Fixing Photos Where You Wish You Hadn’t Used Your Flash

There’s a natural tendency for some photographers to react to their immediate surroundings, rather than what they see through the lens. For example, if you’re shooting an indoor concert, there are often hundreds of lights illuminating the stage. However, some photographers think it’s one light short—their flash, because where they’re sitting, it’s dark. When you look at your photos later, you see that your flash lit everyone in front of you (which wasn’t the way it really looked—the crowd is usually in the dark), which ruins an otherwise great shot. Here’s a quick fix to make it look as if your flash never fired at all.

Step One.
Open a photo where shooting with the flash has ruined part ...

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