Remove Harsh Shadows in Seconds! 1-Minute Photoshop (Ep. 10)

Remove Harsh Shadows in Seconds! 1-Minute Photoshop (Ep. 10)

August 30, 2019 66 By Peter Engel


Today we’re going to learn how to remove harsh
shadows in Photoshop, in just ONE MINUTE! So, open up the channels tab, and hold the Ctrl
or Command and click on RGB. This makes a selection of the bright areas,
but we want just the opposite. Come back to Layers, and then press Ctrl +
Shift + I (Windows) or Command + Shift + I if you are using a Mac. This inverts the selection. And then press, Ctrl or Command + J, this
makes a copy of whatever is selected. Now, change the blend mode of this one from
Normal to Screen. Now, Screen is a blend mode which brightens
up stuff. This brightens up the whole photo including
the shadows. So, let’s create a negative mask. By holding Alt or Option, click on the mask
button, and then, all you have to do, with the help of a brush, a soft brush, make sure
the foreground color is white, just paint on shadow areas. You don’t have to be super accurate about
this, but, this brings back shadows from the dead, very very quickly in Photoshop! So there you go!