Conquer Underexposure: how to rescue shadow detail and how to deal with noise

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 30/04/2013 00:01am
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    How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail – steps 4-6

    How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail: step 4

    04 Tweak colour brightness
    Grab the Targeted Adjustment tool from the toolbar, then right-click in the image window and choose Luminance. Click over a blue tone in the sky, then drag downwards to darken the blues, until the blue slider in the HSL panel reaches to about -21.

     

    How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail: step 5

    05 Increase the blues
    Set Luminance Orange to -28 and Yellow to -19. Right-click with the Targeted Adjustment tool again and choose Saturation. Click on a blue tone in the sky and drag to the right to increase the saturation of the blues and purples until Blues reaches about +53.

     

    How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail: step 6

    06 Set a pin
    Grab the Adjustment Brush. Set Exposure to +0.50, Shadows to +26 and Clarity to +23. Click over the rocks to set a pin. Check Show Mask in the options and ensure Auto Mask is unchecked. Choose a bright colour in the colour box next to Show Mask.

    PAGE 1: How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail – steps 1-3
    PAGE 2: How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail – steps 4-6
    PAGE 3: How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail – steps 7-9
    PAGE 4: How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail – steps 10-12
    PAGE 5: How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail – steps 13-15
    PAGE 6: How to beat underexposure and rescue shadow detail – steps 16-18

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    Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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