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    Photoshop PP...how to darken only parts of a photo?

    Quick question...I am trying to touch up some photos with Photoshop 7 that I took this weekend. However, I have some photos (like the one here) where I am trying to enrich the colors and tone done only parts of it. The sun coming through on the girls face is making it difficult for me. How do I tone down the sunlight but also not darken in the guys face too much? Thanks.

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    is it PS CS2? you can use try shadow highlight. make new layer from background, go to image down to shadow/highlight. experiment, it sometimes changes you colors up if you crank it up. leave shadows at 0.

    They are more options I know some other PS guru's have some. just my 2 cents.

    1st one is shadow highlight, didn't do much

    2nd one i sampled areas and air brushed the hot spots down.

    not a very good job, but just had to give it a try.

    One last thing I didn't try was making a quick mask and then adjusting exposure in the selected area.

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    Thanks Robert. I will try and give that a try and see what I come up with.

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    burning in cs2 also will help daken some spots and not others.

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    just saw this other post on a similar issue, bad news it is just on how to avoid blown hight lights not how to fix them. LINK
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