Lighten a dark picture

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Step 1: Open up your image and create a new layer.
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Step 2: Using the paint bucket tool, fill the new layer with white.
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Step 3: Now change the layer setting to soft light.
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And voila! You have a much brighter picture.

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Thank you so much! It worked perfectly. :)

By serenapop10 on Jul 1, 2010 6:28 pm

another way is to duplicate your layer and set it to screen. which keeps the colours from getting dull.
but then again, this method works fantastic if your Levels aren't set correctly.

By digitalivory on Aug 30, 2008 6:31 pm

Photoshop 6.0

By MiSSxMELON on May 26, 2007 1:20 pm

that helps me

By bpgoalie24 on Feb 20, 2007 5:18 pm

The program is Photoshop. That's a pretty simple way to lighten an image. I pretty much got few more for lightening a picture.

By twiztedxhunter on Feb 9, 2007 11:12 pm

may i know what program you're using?

By homaniac on Feb 9, 2007 11:08 pm

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