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JenniferZ

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In Topic: Need some Input

21 April 2016 - 06:42 AM

Perfect!


In Topic: Need some Input

18 April 2016 - 01:52 PM

I agree with lindarobin. If you keep your holiday party limited to black and silver (you can use patterned papers -- but I would keep them black and silver/silver glitter), with silver/silver-glittered accents, it will keep the feel of formality.


In Topic: Fixing Dark Photos

20 February 2016 - 05:01 PM

On Overlay it got pretty dark; Screen lightens it up. The lights in the background were way blown out, so I used layer masks to remove the changes made by the Overlay/Screen method. Then I saved that as a copy, re-opened the JPG and adjusted the curves a bit.


In Topic: Fixing Dark Photos

19 February 2016 - 03:18 PM

 

 

 

Try this to lighten your photos. Make two copies of your photos (you can do this right in your LO, or you can do it on each photo individually). The bottom layer will be your regular photo. On the layer above that one, change the blend mode to "Overlay." It will look really dark, but don't panic! We'll fix it in a minute. Lower the opacity of the overlay layer to about 50% for now. On the very top layer, change that blend mode to "Screen." Now, go ahead and adjust the opacity of the screen layer and the overlay layer. If it's too washed out, lower the opacity of the screen layer. If the details are too dark, lower the opacity of the overlay layer and bump up the screen layer. When you are finished you can merge all the layers, and if you want to tweak it some more, do a levels or a curves adjustment. I always check "Auto" and then if I don't like it, I either cancel it, adjust it a bit, start over and make my own adjustments, or stick with the original.

 

HTH!!!

Hi I saw your post and it seems to work to a degree but I have a question...when I change the second layer to overlay it really doesn't change anything and its definitely not dark????

 

 

Can you post the photo you are trying to correct? If your photo is already light, the overlay layer won't do much. If your photo is dark and you are trying to lighten it, the overlay layer will make it appear darker, but will help retain details when you further lighten with a screen layer. I will be better able to advise when I know what you're trying to correct. Also, let me know the program you are using. :)

Hi Jennifer, I'm doing a photo book for our sorority and we work this soup kitchen...I am kind of at the mercy of others taking photos on their smart phones, I use pse13attachicon.gifIMG_3121.JPG

 

On this I used the Overlay/Screen Method and then I tweaked the curves just a bit to keep it warm.


In Topic: Fixing Dark Photos

19 February 2016 - 10:03 AM

 

Try this to lighten your photos. Make two copies of your photos (you can do this right in your LO, or you can do it on each photo individually). The bottom layer will be your regular photo. On the layer above that one, change the blend mode to "Overlay." It will look really dark, but don't panic! We'll fix it in a minute. Lower the opacity of the overlay layer to about 50% for now. On the very top layer, change that blend mode to "Screen." Now, go ahead and adjust the opacity of the screen layer and the overlay layer. If it's too washed out, lower the opacity of the screen layer. If the details are too dark, lower the opacity of the overlay layer and bump up the screen layer. When you are finished you can merge all the layers, and if you want to tweak it some more, do a levels or a curves adjustment. I always check "Auto" and then if I don't like it, I either cancel it, adjust it a bit, start over and make my own adjustments, or stick with the original.

 

HTH!!!

Hi I saw your post and it seems to work to a degree but I have a question...when I change the second layer to overlay it really doesn't change anything and its definitely not dark????

 

 

Can you post the photo you are trying to correct? If your photo is already light, the overlay layer won't do much. If your photo is dark and you are trying to lighten it, the overlay layer will make it appear darker, but will help retain details when you further lighten with a screen layer. I will be better able to advise when I know what you're trying to correct. Also, let me know the program you are using. :)