29th August 2004, 02:19 AM
29th August 2004, 02:30 AM
29th August 2004, 12:54 PM
Can I just check if You've sharpened your pics? I've followed your steps and foreground does brighten up, but it's not as sharp as yours.
29th August 2004, 01:01 PM
My try. Pls enlighten me how to get the same result as yours.
29th August 2004, 07:32 PM
Wow....this work pretty well on lanscape pics....thanks for sharing
30th August 2004, 10:56 PM
Camm, I got the final result and then resized it for the web and then sharpened it. If you want to try this yourself, I have uploaded a full sized (6.3 megapixel, 1.5MB download) here.
30th August 2004, 11:33 PM
its not just great for problem pics... its good for enhancing most pics with a shadowy area(s)... =) effortlessly!
31st August 2004, 12:39 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I suppose the latest PS (version CS) has the shadow/highlight feature which makes it easier, so much easier.
31st August 2004, 07:11 AM
31st August 2004, 09:56 AM
31st August 2004, 11:05 AM
Thanks for the tip. Read this before in the link you provided but your pics really showed the difference
31st August 2004, 11:58 AM
As with anything, a one-size-fits-all approach, while being simpler (I love auto-levels, BTW), is seldom as good as a customized approach.
What I usually do is create a duplicate layer, adjust the levels for the particular area I want to correct, then use a layer mask to paint it in. Then another duplicate layer to correct in the opposite direction.
So in this example, I create a layer to lighten the underexposed areas, then paint it in with the layer mask. Then I correct the over-exposed areas in another layer. You can also play with the contrast for each area you want to correct, so that the final picture does not look so "flat" (which is what contrast masking sometimes does to your picture).
Here's my result:
Slightly more LOTR-esque, I would say.
PS the full sized pic you posted is different from the first one, so I used the original small sized one for better comparison.
31st August 2004, 12:38 PM