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    want help removing highlights from dogs face in CS5

    Hi Guys

    I've seen this done on someone's blog (http://dogbreathblog.com/2012/05/04/) but can't work out how to do it. I've attached my photo that I want to adjust- the light coloured dog's right side is completely blown out. I also wanted to know how to do the opposite- brighten shadows on the face.

    If you could point me in the right direction, that would be greatly appreciated. The program I use is Photoshop CS5.

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    There would be no recoverable data in this version - jpeg. Did you shoot the original in raw?
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    If you shot RAW then you can use the clipping shadows and highlights when you open the image in camera RAW. Google how to use it, it's really easy but you might need to see a guide. If you didn't shoot RAW then you need to write this photo off and go take some more.

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    i shot in Raw!! i always do.

    OK, i'll youtube that, thank you very much.

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    It is invaluable and the first thing I do in camera RAW. Don't forget to post the reworked version.
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    hmm... you dont mean the 'recovery' slider do you? that's not going to help me i dont think

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    ive found it on youtube thanks again. i'll post the fixed version

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    You click the triangles above the histogram, the left shows shadows (blue on the image), the right highlights (red on the image). I use recovery for highlights and some will come back, but I try not to let blow outs happens, it's usually a sky that might have a few troublesome bits. If it is really blown you won't recover but hit the right side triangle to see the red then use recovery to see it's effect. If you find you are shooting two extremes again I'd bracket then layer and use a mask to let one of the other show. General rule is expose for the highlights and let the shadows take care of themselves, so if you can't bracket (or don't want to spot meter off the white dog then shoot with that exposure and put detail back into the black dog.

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    Good advice Girly but I don't think it is recoverable. after the recovery slider, Go to the next tab and play with the highlight slider
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    Yep, I suspect you are right but worth seeing if it will help.

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