Touch Up Dark Photos - Two Approaches
When trying to correct any type of photo flaw, the first thing you should try is the Smart Fix. Open the photo you want to make lighter. I am using the photo I got off the internet below:
First you should try the Smart Fix. With the photo open in Adobe Photoshop Elements, click Enhance > Auto Smart Fix:
This is what Adobe's Program automatically did to the photo without you doing a thing:
The next technique utilizes layer blending modes. With the same photo open, duplicate the layer by clicking Layers > Duplicate Layer:
With the top layer selected, click on the arrow by the set blend mode for layer to access the drop down menu:
Select screen from the menu options. Adust the Opacity to your liking.
Here is my photo after setting the blending mode to Screen:
|Original||Auto Smart Fix||Screen Mode|
You be the judge. Which picture do you like best?