Making Over Contrast in an Image (continued)

0 Click the horizontal gradient bar (located under the graph) until the highlight end is on the right side. Click the quarter-tone area of the curve and drag it up one to two horizontal lines. Similarly, click and drag the three-quarter-tone position on the curve down one to two horizontal lines. The quarter-tone position on the curve is you guessed it a quarter of the way across the grid you can find the three-quarter-tone area at three quarters of the way. Click OK to apply this curve...

Making Over Specular Highlights/ Increasing Overall Brightness

Learning to recognize and deal with a specular highlight is an important makeover skill. The following steps walk you through a particularly good (or bad, depending on how you look at it) example. 1 Open the Kooteney_Hotel_ GS.tif image. Notice that this image (again, available for download from this book's Web site) is dark for the most part the only exception being the line of lights spaced along the front of the motel, which in this case happens to be a very light shade. 2 Choose...

Making Over Diffuse Highlights (continued)

Note that the Input Levels Highlight slider on the right side of the histogram is located well to the right of the main image data in the histogram. This far-right location of the highlight pointer is a clear indication that the diffuse highlight value for this image is too high. 8 Use the Highlight slider to adjust the Highlight value. Move the Input Levels Highlight slider in the Levels dialog box until it is under the beginning of the first major data peak. 9 With the Eyedropper of the Info...