Fix Your Dark Photos.

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I did this tutorial in Photoshop CS3 Extended which is why some of you may have problems. However, that does't mean this tutorial won't work in other versions of Photoshop. Just try it out.

Have a photo that is as dark as God knows what? Well now you can fix it. With my help of course! :D I will be using my baby (my dog) as the subject this time. Here's the before:

Here's the after:

To fixing!

001.First, open up your photo.

002.Now go Image>Adjustments>Shadow/Highlight.

003.When the little pop-up appears, check off the box that says "Show More Options".

004.Play around with the settings to get your photo the way you like it. Although if you have no idea what you're doing or you're feeling too lazy, just use my settings :):
Amount: 100%
Tonal Width: 87%
Radius: 20px
Amount: 14%
Tonal Width: 49%
Radius: 30px
Color Correction: +24
Midtone Contrast: -9

005.Press Ok & there you have it! :D

If you got lost or have any questions, comment the tutorial & I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :D

Tutorial Comments

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I use Image > Adjustments > Levels also.

By NoWorriesDesigns on Sep 20, 2009 11:50 pm

ooo nice I just fixed one of my photos with your technique =D

By eternalxreminiscence on Feb 2, 2009 2:11 pm


By miekoCHAN on Dec 23, 2008 1:55 am

wow i like this tut... thanks..

By me102388 on Oct 4, 2008 10:58 am

all your bandwiths have exceeded. but i still understood it easy enough(:

By NYC-LOVE on Jul 16, 2008 9:08 am


By NoWorriesDesigns on Jul 8, 2008 4:24 am

um i dont have a shadow/highlight kinda new to this...

By hard2getgirl1992 on Jun 15, 2008 1:28 am

Thank You 4 Making This Tutorial Cuz I've Been Looking 4 Tha Is As Easy As This One. N I Thank You Again!

By BabyGurlDrummer on Feb 15, 2008 8:39 pm

works great.

By turnupthevolume on Dec 23, 2007 5:34 pm

Tutorial Details

Author manny-the-dino View profile
Submitted on Dec 6, 2007
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Approved on Dec 6, 2007