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Basic Light up of Photo
Sam Lee

The traveller who wants to see the world.

By Sam Lee
Published on January 3, 2008
Do you still have old photographs lying around that needs a little bit of brighting up? Here's a quick tip to do that.

We'll work on the following image in which the foreground element i.e. the girl is looking very dark. Using some easy to follow steps we'll illuminate the image to give it a complete makeover.

From image menu select "Adjustments>>Selective Color". Apply every color settings as shown in the images below.

Duplicate the layer and change the layer mode to "Screen".

Here is a before/after comparison of the images.