Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Reducing highlights ,white values. Photoshop

  1. #1
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Waynesville, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    465
    Threads
    86
    Thank You Posts

    Default Reducing highlights ,white values. Photoshop

    I have a hard time getting my white values down or bright areas with out leaving an artifact or unnatural feather detail What are the best methods to reduce those values in a bright area in photoshop. Also the easiest amount of work if possible.I use Dpp.4 to start with.
    I try and get exposure as close as possible but still have hot areas.

  2. #2
    BPN Member gail bisson's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    11,251
    Threads
    800
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    There are a lot of ways to reduce whites but there is always a price to pay! If the whites are truly blown then there is nothing you can do except clone in the area with similar feathers that are properly exposed.
    In photoshop, my first step is to select the hot area and then feather it by 5-15 pixels and then reduce the brightness or exposure or both. I find that using brightness is the best. Problem is that the whites may become gray so then you have to go to selective color and choose "whites" then reduce the blacks in the whites and move the slider down until the grey is gone.
    Make sure you feather your selection or you will get a hard edge that will show the selection.
    I have also started using a basic luminosity mask and this seems to work really well without greying the whites out. I simply found a YouTube video on how to do it.
    Hope this helps,
    Gail

  3. Thanks Giovanni Frescura thanked for this post
  4. #3
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Waynesville, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    465
    Threads
    86
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Thanks Gail,I was thinking of a luminosity mask and was watching some tutorials. I know their are several ways to do stuff in photoshop and I have tried several and with different results. I too have had the gray areas show up. Thanks again.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Analytics