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    Default How to fix underexposed foregorund image?

    Can anyone kindly share their knowledge on how to duplicate the ND
    graduated filter using photoshop on underexposed images ?

    Or is there such a method at all ?

    I took several photos which were underexposed at the foreground in order
    to maintain correct exposure on the background (sky, cloud, mountain, etc).

    I know something like duplicating the layer and chose the blend mode Screen
    will fix the underexpose images but the background will become washout as
    well.

    Is there any way that can maintain the exposure of the backgound will fixing
    the underexpose foreground portion ? Something like a gradient kind of blending mode. Will deeply appreciate any input. Thanks...

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    AReality :

    I didn't have the badly-need-fixing images now...but I have
    some less severe one...and they are attached below.





    Megaweb :

    Thanks for the link.
    But I cannot view it now as the link is blocked from my pc.
    I am in the office and using the company server.
    Will check it out once I reach home.

    Thanks to you guys for being helpful.

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    Follow the flow in the "history" shown there...

    Duplicate
    Curves - Adjust to your liking to expose the dark layers.
    Colour Range - 200
    Feather - up to u, in this case, I put 5. larger pics may need higher number.
    Add Layer Mask - Reveal Selection
    Master Opacity Change - 50% here, or to your liking.


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    AReality :

    Thanks a lot.

    But what guideline to choose for color range ?
    Any reason for chosing 200 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freefall7
    AReality :

    Thanks a lot.

    But what guideline to choose for color range ?
    Any reason for chosing 200 ?
    When U move the slider, you'll know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freefall7
    AReality :

    Thanks a lot.

    But what guideline to choose for color range ?
    Any reason for chosing 200 ?
    You can use the colour picker to choose the range. After one selection, you can press "Shift" + left click to select more colours in the range.

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    OK....

    Thank you guys for all the input.

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    AReality - good job done

    Learning quite a lot from you.

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    Default ANother ....rather crude way.....

    Hiee....

    Another rather crude way to do it.....is by imagining there is a ND grad filter here.....in this case....a white to transparent grad.......

    To do it...

    1- Open the image
    2- Create a new layer
    3- Choose (color picker) foreground color selctor to choose White...
    4- Choose gradient tool - Mode : Transparent to Foreground
    5- Use mouse and draw the line vertical to the image at start point where you want the white gradient to take place...
    6- Once the top layer with the transparent to white gradient has been painted...
    7- Go to Layers - Overlay........then use sliders to adjust Opacity...to taste


    rgds,
    sulhan

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    Follow the flow in the "history" shown there...

    Duplicate
    Curves - Adjust to your liking to expose the dark layers.
    Colour Range - 200
    Feather - up to u, in this case, I put 5. larger pics may need higher number.
    Add Layer Mask - Reveal Selection
    Master Opacity Change - 50% here, or to your liking.


    hi Areality, could u pls elaborate on the method? i'm pretty new to PS, tho what u posted was helpful, i cant really understand how to do it thx

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