In this week’s tutorial video, Steve shows new technique on how to recover or fix a badly exposed part of a sky using Photoshop.
There are instances when there are no amount of highlight recovery in Camera Raw can fix a picture with badly overexposed part.
The sample image on this video is one great example, when you encounter a similar case it can be frustrating and one can feel that what could have been a amazing shot will end up being discarded.
Fret not! There is a way this can be rescued and be made beautiful again.
Video: Repair a Badly Overexposed Sky!
Here is a summary of the steps mentioned:
(View the video for full details and explanations)
- Load an image with an overexposed sky.
- Look around the image and find a good section that we can copy and paste over the overexposed section of the image.
- Select the marquee tool and copy (ctrl+c) that section and paste (ctrl+v) the copied section.
- Reposition the copied image by stretching it to cover the overexposed section.
- Once repositioned, make sure that Layer 1 is selected and change the blend mode to Darken, you should see a big difference on the image now.
- Change the opacity level as well to improve the look of the image.
- In the video you will see a section where a straight line is visible, we can fix this by:
- Going back to Normal blend mode add a layer mask.
- Click on the brush tool with a black foreground colour. Set the opacity to 100% and brush around the edges of the lines.
- Go back to Darken mode, you will see that the changes is subtle but the lines are no longer visible.
- You can repeat the same process until the intended look on your image is achieved.
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