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Use this fix to darken overexposed photos

Added on Friday 18th of September 2009 08:22 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


I enjoy your quick tips that explain how to adjust images with simple tricks. Do you have a quick fix for adjusting overexposed digital images?


Digital shots often appear overexposed—when the shot looks too light and colors appear washed out. There are many ways to fix an overexposed image in Photoshop. You could adjust Levels to correct the problem, but many times finding the right balance is time consuming. Since you’re looking for a quick fix, the next time your images look washed out try this trick to get darker, richer colors from your overexposed shots.


To darken washed-out pictures:

1.       Duplicate the layer containing the overexposed image, as shown in Figure A.