Inside Photoshop

Darken your overexposed photos with this quick fix (CS4/CS5/CS6/CC/CC 2014)

Inside Photoshop

by Michelle Dick

A common problem of shots taken with a digital camera is overexposure – when the shot looks too light and colors are washed out. You could try to adjust Photoshop’s Levels to correct the problem, but many times finding the right balance can become time consuming. The next time your images look washed out, try this quick fix to get darker, richer colors from your overexposed shots.

To darken washed-out pictures:

  1. Duplicate the layer containing the image.
  2. Set the Blend pop-up menu on the Layers panel to Multiply.
  3. Adjust the Opacity to approximately 50%. Change the percentage to find the right color balance for your image.

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