• pixpal
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Apr 15th, 2008
    correcting overexposed pics
    I have been attempting to correct overexposed pics in CS3 to no avail. All the "adjustment" layers I've tried are not working. Can anyone offer a quick solution to correct skin tonal overexposure without under exposing the background and garments of the subject(s). I checked the tutorials that were included and on site. But the curves and levels adjustments aren't getting it correct. When I do a print its either too dark over all or so light you can't see face details. I shot in both jpeg & raw format. I did not have a separate light meter, my cameras built in meter fooled me! Thanks for any help or suggestions!
  • Jim Kanter
    Posts: 81
    Joined: Jun 18th, 2007
    Re: correcting overexposed pics
    You need to mask off the areas you want to adjust the exposure of. Make a selection of the area you want to apply the changes to and the changes will only affect the pixels in the selection area.
  • glynns
    Posts: 1
    Joined: May 14th, 2008
    Re: correcting overexposed pics
    Masking is vague at best when color correcting a photo. Finding the black/white areas using a layer mask and curves is a much more efficient way and brings out the detail of the whole image with a uniformity that will bring the photo to life. Searching the web for tutorials on Overexposed Photos and joining the NAPP will turn you into a pro at color correcting your own images.
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