Add de­tail where it’s needed

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The ex­po­sure in Bran­don’s shot is re­ally good and he’s used lanterns in­side the B-52E’S fuse­lage to bring out the de­tail there. Some ar­eas of in­trigu­ing de­tail are still a lit­tle dark, though, so here we’ve du­pli­cated the photo with Ctrl+j and used Im­age>ad­just­ments>shad­ows/high­lights to add +10 on the Shad­ows slider. To lo­calise this, we went to Layer>lay­erMask>hide All, adding a black layer mask to the layer, and then used the Brush tool set to White to paint into the darker ar­eas as re­quired. We also gave a boost to the colours by adding a Hue/sat­u­ra­tion Ad­just­ment Layer and in­creas­ing the Sat­u­ra­tion by +25.

The Shad­ows/high­lights com­mand is easy to abuse, but when used with care it’s a valu­able tool.

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