15 Responses to How to isolate and brighten the darkest shadows in your landscapes

  1. Tapas Basu June 6, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    Thanks it look simple but it is not that simple…

  2. Irene June 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Thanks for the tip!

  3. Brian Taylor August 16, 2014 at 1:22 am #

    Thanks Steve
    All I have to do now is remember it all…………..

  4. Thomas Gray October 25, 2014 at 4:49 am #

    Very interesting approach to isolating the shadows for adjustment.

  5. Clive April 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm #

    How does that method differ from using “Shadows, Highlights” in its outcome?

  6. Lórien Davy September 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    I LOVE that technique, Steve — Thank you! I can’t wait to try it out. All your tutorial videos are helping me so much!

  7. John Wright October 4, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

    Really interesting technique. I find your short videos a great help in using Photoshop.

    Thanks

    John

  8. mary jane October 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    that is really great way to isolate and adjust shadows thanks

  9. Karen James October 21, 2015 at 5:25 am #

    Thanks Steve…I have been searching for someone to simplify the labyrinth of PS…all of your videos have been awesome!

  10. MichelleMarshall January 26, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    Great video! You do amazing edits with Photoshop. Thanks for sharing and helping others learn how to take advantage of Photoshop’s abilities.

  11. Martin Lawrence February 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

    Really nice video – shadows really do come alive and thanks for sharing.

  12. Marla julien March 23, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    Love the video, all these nice little tricks really do help in my workflow.

  13. Roland April 2, 2016 at 4:04 am #

    Steve, when I go to Image, Adjustment, Threshold – the Threshold window is inverted from what you show. I’m adjusting highlights instead of shadows. I don’t know how to get to the same window as in your video.

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      Steve April 3, 2016 at 2:34 am #

      Hi Roland,

      If you slide the slider al the way to the left, the shadow areas should be black in the window. If you accept this adjustment, then you can press cmd+i (mac) or ctrl+i (pc) to invert the layer to make the shadow areas white.

  14. Jean Fernandez April 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    Nice tip! I’ll have to try this.

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