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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, Scott Kelby

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Opening Up Shadow Areas That Are Too Dark

One of the most common problems you’ll run into with your digital photos is that the shadow areas are too dark. Fortunately for you, since it is the most common problem, digital photo software like Elements has gotten really good at fixing this problem. Here’s how it’s done:

Step One:

Open the photo that needs to have its shadow areas opened up to reveal detail that was “lost in the shadows.”

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MATT KLOSKOWSKI

Step Two:

Go under the Enhance menu, under Adjust Lighting, and choose Shadows/Highlights.

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