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Adobe Photoshop Tips: April 18: A Quick Fix for Underexposed Photos
18th o April, 2009
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underexposed photos are a common problem. When shooting pictures
indoors or in low-light situations, your photos may come out darker
than you would like. Fortunately, there is a quick fix for
underexposed photos with Photoshop and PSE.
an underexposed photo and select it.
to make a copy of the photo. The photo copy layer will populate
directly above the original photo.
of the copy to “Screen.”
The Blending Modes Menu can be found at the top of the Layers
Palette. The default blending mode is “Normal.” Clicking the
down-facing arrow reveals the entire list of blending modes.
“Screen” is in the third box from the top.
the photo needs to be lightened even more, select the top layer (the
photo copy layer) and make a copy of it by pressing Ctrl
This may be too light for your liking. If so, adjust the Opacity
of the top layer by moving the Opacity
Locate the Opacity slider by clicking the down-facing arrow in the
100% Opacity box.
you are satisfied with your quick fix, flatten the image by
> Flatten Image.
tip saved a few sets of older photos that I had scanned in. I won’t
reveal my age, but at the time I took the photos, that flash cube
didn’t produce enough light for my little Instamatic!
sure to check your email next week for another quick photo fix:
adjusting faded or overexposed photos.
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