A blog containing photographs, ideas, discussion and image manipulation tutorials from incurable hippie, a disabled photographer in the north of England. All this, plus inspiration from others' photographic work, and technical aspects of photography.

24 December 2008

Tutorial: Bring out Shadows and Highlights in Photoshop

This tutorial is for Photoshop but probably works in a similar way in other programmes.



  1. Open the photograph you want to improve in Photoshop
  2. Duplicate the background layer
  3. Filter > Other > High Pass
  4. Set the radius to 8 pixels
  5. Click OK
  6. Set the Layer Mode to Hard Light
  7. Right click on the top layer and choose 'Merge Down'
  8. Save as... and you're done.






A Family Completed... said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I already used it :)

Karoda said...

Hi Philippa, I stumbled into your blog by looking up photoblog via Ringsurf.

I'm adding you to my very-much-not-so-daily photo blog with the hopes to increase my postings and camera work. I'm also learning Photoshop Elements and am dipping into creating custom brushes.

Karoda said...

oh, and I meant to share why I liked your blog...

the themes on a topic, like creating a series, is why I'd like to keep your blog on my list.




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