Making particularly dark areas lighter
Sunlight can be tricky in images. Sometimes a single image may contain extreme light and dark, making us harder to balance the color. So here is a tip on how to make extremely dark areas lighter.
So, basically we are drawing lighter color (the light) onto a separate layer of the image.
Create a new layer = Layer -> New -> Layer
Window Shortcut: Shift + control + N
Mac Short cut: Shift + Command + N
Set Blending mode to “Color Dodge” and Opacity about 15%
Use Brush Tool and soft brush and hold Alt/Option key to pick up lighter colors and brush onto the image where you want to brighten.
I tried to brighten the bottom. My layer looks something like this.
see the difference?
by Regina Park