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    dcdigital
    dcdigital  13
    8 Aug 2001 - 1:28 AM

    Can anyone briefly describe how to correct over exposure using photoshop?

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    gavin
    gavin  13
    8 Aug 2001 - 1:28 AM

    It depends on the actual original, but most of the time you can get a decent image, if the over expposure isn't too drastic. Yoiu are never going to get back elements that are washed out. If you are scanning try to manipulate the scanner profiles before scanning. Otherwise use the auto correct functions (contrast and levels) under Image and then adjust on the tool menu.

    Hope this helps. Otherwise you'll be practising a long time with much trail and error. I know I've done it.

    Gavin

    bbdigital
    bbdigital  13
    22 Aug 2001 - 4:56 PM

    You can cover up overexposed parts using cut and paste along with the clone tool, but that depends on the how much you would have to do and how complex it would be.

    I suppose it depends on how important the image is.

    www.bbdigital.co.uk

    lubylou
    lubylou  12
    6 Oct 2001 - 4:46 PM

    Use a Curves adjustment mask, set the blend mode to multiply then paint into the mask to reveal the correctly exposed bits.

    Schietzsch
    Schietzsch  13
    7 Jan 2002 - 11:22 PM

    That's a terific method. If you can't find it, it's not a mask as such - try "add layer, adjustment layer, curves."

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