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Photoshop® CS5 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book by Josh Anon, Ellen Anon

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Chapter 6. Exposure Adjustments

Nature photography—and all photography, for that matter—is about light and creating a proper exposure that records that light. Once you've captured the optimal exposure, you can use Photoshop to make the most of the information you've captured. As you've already seen, we make most of our exposure adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). In this chapter, we'll guide you through methods to fine-tune the exposure for your images in Photoshop, many of which are quite similar to those found in ACR, and then discuss how to limit those tonal corrections to specific parts of your image.

Chapter Contents

  • Shooting for Optimal Exposure

  • Using the Adjustments Panel

  • Tonal Adjustments with Levels

  • Targeting Adjustments Using a Layer Mask ...

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