Need Help Adjusting Over Exposed Photos On Photoshop

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Amanda, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    Can anyone tell me how to correct overexposed photos using Photoshop
    CS. I took some photos in a studio and they have come out overexposed
    by about 2 f-stops.
    Amanda, Oct 26, 2004
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  2. Amanda

    Mike Kohary Guest

    How bad are they? If you have blown highlights, there's really no way to
    get them back - the detail is gone. Are these pictures film or digital? If
    digital, are they RAW or jpeg? If they're digital and RAW, you may have
    some leeway.
    Mike Kohary, Oct 26, 2004
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  3. Amanda

    Mike Kohary Guest

    That was kind of an incomplete answer, wasn't it? :) On the other side of
    things, if the picture is merely too bright and you want to tone it down,
    use Photoshop's Levels tool to bring up the blacks and darks.
    Mike Kohary, Oct 26, 2004
  4. Amanda

    Littlemoot Guest

    and if the blown highlights aren't too bad you can use the healing brush
    to put a bit of detail back in.
    Littlemoot, Oct 27, 2004
  5. In Paint Shop Pro, I work on a problem like this by adjusting brightness and
    contrast until I get an acceptabble image. But I don't expect a lot if the
    exposure is off by 2 f-stops.
    Marvin Margoshes, Oct 27, 2004
  6. Amanda

    Amanda Guest

    Photos were taken with a Canon Eos 300D.
    The light meter in the studio wasn't working properly, that's why my
    photos were overexposed.
    Thanks for the tips.
    I will try using them to sort my photos.
    Amanda, Oct 27, 2004
  7. Amanda

    hodgy Guest

    Unless you shot in Raw Mode, your highlights are gone. 2 stops overexposed
    is alot in digital (just like chromes). Only suggestion I can make is to
    clone in the hotspots where you can. If the whole image is overexposed, you
    could try duplicating the layer and changing the blendmode to overly and

    Hope this helps.

    hodgy, Oct 30, 2004
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