Whilst on a recent travel photography task in Havana, Cuba I encountered a problem in balancing exposure. To overcome the loss of detail in the sky there are several things I could have done, including bracketing my shots or using a ND grad in the field, or using techniques in post processing. In this lesson I’ll show you a quick and easy way to restore the colour and detail in your blown skies using just one tool, the adjustment brush. I use the adjustment brush a lot. It’s a go to tool for a lot of jobs and I feel that it’s under-used, so let me share this technique with you. First off, when I load the photo into Adobe Camera RAW it needs some slider adjustment to bring it into line. The couple here are walking along a beautiful tree lined boulevard towards the Museo de la Revolucion. The harsh midday sun is shining brightly, casting a huge contrast on my scene. My eyes remember it all in intricate detail, but the sensor in the camera struggled so a little calculated manoeuvring of the sliders brings it all back to something more familiar. The sky, as a result, […]
To invert colors (i.e. white to black, or red to cyan) press Ctrl I (Mac: Command I) on your keyboard. This works in layers, selections, and layer masks.
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The default configuration of panels in the Essentials workspace display differently depending on your monitor resolution. On higher resolution monitors, the Libraries panel appears in it’s own separate column: On lower resolution monitors, the Libraries panel will be nested with the Adjustments and Styles panel: This slight difference might not seem like a big deal for most […]