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09/21/2006 08:40:44 PM · #1
Ok, I have just discovered a new tool in pscs2, shadow/highlight. It looks like it has a lot of potential to help with things like under eye shadows and other pesky issues. The problem is I seem to lose contrast when I use it. Anyone regularly use this tool and able to offer some usability tips for it?
09/21/2006 08:42:43 PM · #2
Try bumping up the midtone slider after you have set the shadows and highlights set.
09/21/2006 09:04:38 PM · #3
I read somewhere that a good set of numbers to use is 30,20,30,30,20,30. I use them as a starting point and play with ethe sliders from there. Sometimes those are all I need.
09/21/2006 09:14:30 PM · #4
I usually do another levels or curves layer after doing the shadow/highlight adjustment, seems to help a lot.
09/21/2006 09:20:43 PM · #5
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/33361/thumb/399235.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/33361/thumb/399235.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' I know what you mean..but I used the filter for this image because I was trying to get a 60's retro-kind-of-feel without a lot of contrast...
09/22/2006 01:19:45 AM · #6
Originally posted by dr_timbo:

I usually do another levels or curves layer after doing the shadow/highlight adjustment, seems to help a lot.


That should also work as well as using selective color (adjusting the whites, neutrals, blacks). However typically, I only use the shadows part of the shadow/highlights tool to compensate for a lack of fill flash in the photo. That being the case I apply the effect only in areas where a fill flash would have been useful. If you're only doing that type of work you shouldn't be losing much contrast.

Message edited by author 2006-09-22 01:20:12.
09/22/2006 01:28:40 AM · #7
Try duplicating BG layer, applying exaggerated S/H to make the image much lighter and flatter than you want, set it to soft light mode, and fade the layer; that sometimes gives a nice effect.

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