How to Fix Dark Shadows in Photoshop


Many images have shadows in them; good use of shadows can even enhance an image. But if you've got a photo that's too dark, you might want to brighten up the darkest shadows. Adobe Photoshop includes tool called Shadows/Highlights to help you make the shadows of an image lighter.

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Also open (Ctrl+O or ⌘ Command+O) the image you want to fix.

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More options will be displayed, giving you more control over it. Also click on Preview, if it is not selected.

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Every image will differ. Normally Photoshop will figure out the right amount of shadow and highlighting to apply from the beginning on its own, but you can change it. Like in Shadows, Amount can be set between 20-50, Tone between 40-60 and Radius between 20-40.

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The popup box will close.

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Now you can save it, or change the Opacity,etc.