Step by step More speed! More speed!
Edit all your images – even JPEGs – in Camera Raw and save time
01 Open ’er up
Get the start file from the disc, or download it using the link below. In Photoshop CC, browse to Bridge.jpg and click Open. This is a compressed JPEG file, so it will open in the standard editor. To tweak this under-exposed image in Camera Raw, choose Filter>Camera Raw Filter.
02 Sneak a peak
The histogram is bunched up at the left, indicating that the image lacks strong highlights. By clicking the Shadow Clipping warning icon at the top-left of the histogram we can see that many of the shadows are clipped; the blue patches indicate areas that will print without any detail.
03 Brighten things up
To ‘remap’ the under-exposed midtones and highlights to a brighter value, drag the Exposure slider to +1.70. The graph will then slide towards the right, indicating the presence of brighter pixels. Push Whites to +12 until a little highlight clipping appears as patches of red.