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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Loading the Highlights as a Selection

Instant loading of the highlights (the luminosity of a photo) enables you to quickly lighten your photo without disturbing the midtone or shadow areas. Also, loading the highlights makes it very easy to inverse the selection and have just the shadows selected so you can enhance the shadow detail.

Step One.
Open the photo that has highlights you want to correct. In this case, we want to lighten the highlights without disturbing the midtone or shadow areas.

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Step Two.
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