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Old 03-01-2002, 10:28 PM
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A quick and dirty, quite similar to Ed's method, called contrast masking:

Duplicate the layer
Desaturate the duplicate layer
Invert it
Apply a Gaussian blur (>5)
Set the blend mode to overlay and fiddle with the opacity slider.

In addition to boosting the shadow detail, it also kills some of the highlights.
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Old 03-30-2002, 11:07 AM
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Reduce Shadows Action

Sharon gave me the tip on how to upload an action file and since I seem to be having e-mail attachment troubles I thought a better way and far easier was to up load a zipped version of the action.
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Old 04-06-2002, 02:44 AM
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hello there...
another way to get more light into shadows...

in photoshop, open the image that needs to be touched up..
create a new layer and set its mode to overlay in the layers palette...using the airbrush tool and a large brush ..paint broad strokes of a light off white color..the image underneath will then begin to brighten as though naturual light has been cast upon it..

you can also create shadows using the same method...
create a new layer and set its mode to multiply...paint with a medium dark color using the airbrush...


hope this has helped

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Old 04-06-2002, 07:26 AM
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Hey Grandad! Welcome to the site. It's not often we get someone giving a tip (thanks) on their first post. Hope to hear more from you.

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Old 04-06-2002, 08:34 AM
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hello ed...
thank you for the welcome...

hopefully i can learn a few things from the members here and also if i can...help others as well


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Old 04-06-2002, 09:56 AM
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Hey, Grandad, thanks for the great tip. I'll definately check this one out. It gives alot of control and that's great.
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