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CDTobie@aol.com writes: > In a message dated 7/23/01 1:45:34 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > > >Is there a blending mode or a quick masking technique I can use to bnng > >down only the brightest parts of skin tones? Like you would get with hot > >flash? I find myself needing to fix a few images where the background > >was dark and the person too light. Most of the skin tone is fine, but > >the highlights are too bright. Multiply seems to affect the brighter parts > >less than I want. > > Find that tone in the master curve, and work from there to adjust it. That's best, if you can do it. It's more likely to work for highlights, too. The last time I had a related problem, it was was with some beard shadow and such. I ended up selecting the parts of the picture including the beard shadow, making a new layer of them, then using color range masking to select (on the new layer) the problem areas, and then used levels on the masked parts of the new layer. When I got it right I merged it back down. (It was a B&W picture, but the menu item is still called 'color range'). -- David Dyer-Bennet / Welcome to the future! / email@example.com Photos: http://dd-b.lighthunters.net/ Booknotes: http://www.dd-b.net/dd-b/Ouroboros/booknotes/ - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.