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Old 02-25-2007, 10:49 AM   #8
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I try the Auto Levels and Auto Contrast first and if I don't like the result (about 65% of cases) I 'undo' them in the edit menu. I then tweak manually using levels or curves.

I find the Shadow/Highlight tool in CS2 ( it's also in PS Elements 3 I believe) enormously helpful, particularly to darken bright skies.

I adjust using this tool (you'll soon fathom how to use it) until the image looks Ok but perhaps slightly bright and flat. I then manually adjust contrast to inject more punch.

Discovered this myself but many of my RP Pictures have had this treatment.

Best wishes

Bob Avery
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