In this tutorial, you will learn how to lighten a photo in Photosho in a simple way and anyone can do it, even those who just opened Photoshop for the first time. Let’s follow Instructions on how to adjust the brightness of the image using Photoshop below
1. How to get started
First, open the photo you want to work with. To open your image, go to File> Open, select your image and click Open. Now, before you get started, just check a few things:
- Your photo must be in RGB Color, 8 Bits / Channel. To check this, go to Image> Mode.
2.How to make adjustments
In this section, we will make the adjustments. Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate the Background layer.
Now go to Image> Adjustments> Shadow / Highlights and set the Shadows to 100% and Highlights to 0% as shown below:
Now name the layer as you like, here I named it “Reveal Details“.
Press D on your keyboard to reset to default colors. Then go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Gradient Map to create a gradient map and name it General_Contrast_1.
Now change this layer’s Blending Mode to Soft Light and set the Opacity to 16%.
Select the Reveal Details layer and press D on your keyboard to reset the color swatches. Then go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Gradient Map to create a Gradent Map and name it Overall_Contrast_2.
Now change the Blending Mode of this layer to Luminosity.
Now, double click the thumbnail of this layer and in the Properties panel, enter the values below:
Go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Vibrance and name this Layer Overall Vibrance / Saturation.
Now, double click on this layer’s thumbnail and in the Properties panel, set Vibrance to +38 and Saturation to +20.
Go to Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Curves and name this layer Color Look.
Now, double click on this layer thumbnail and in the Properties panel, enter the settings below:
Press Control-Alt-Shift-E on your keyboard to create a screenshot, then Control-Shift-U to desaturate this layer. Then go to Filter> Other> High Pass and set Radius to 2 px.
Now change this layer’s Blend Mode to Soft Light and name it Overall Sharpening.
Such is success
Congratulations, you have succeeded! You have learned how to lighten an image in Photoshop. Here is our final result:
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