Photoshop Tips: Enrich lighting in 3 steps
Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
July 31, 2013
Add zing to your images taken under low lighting with these quick steps
Duplicate the image’s Background layer by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+J. The first change to make is to the layer’s blend mode. Apply the Soft Light mode to the duplicate layer to boost contrast.
Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Levels. This adjustment controls the brightness. Inside Levels, slide the far right pointer of the three inward to brighten highlights.
Now slide the middle of the three pointers in the dialog box to the left or right. This will depend on the balance of the light in your image. The end result should be dramatically different.