Photoshop Tip: Recover shadows
Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
May 2, 2012
A quick Photoshop tip for improving shadows in images using the Dodge tool
If your shadows are steeped in black, try using the Dodge tool to paint details back in. Set the tool’s Range to Shadows in the Options bar and its Opacity to 80%.
By brushing over the areas, you’ll gradually see details come flooding back and a balanced exposure can be achieved.