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guy smithDarken Highlights only?
by on Dec 14, 2012 at 9:58:31 pm

What a noob question, but here goes - I've been using levels to bring back detail and darken the highlights of footage, but this does darken the whole image overall a little. Could I just restore the highlights without darkening the whole image? (without a plugin preferably, but if there's a good one please mention it!)

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Todd KoprivaRe: Darken Highlights only?
by on Dec 15, 2012 at 1:02:17 am

You should learn about the Curves effect.

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Vishesh AroraRe: Darken Highlights only?
by on Dec 15, 2012 at 6:36:56 am


Using Curves is one of the best way to adjust brightness and contrast.

See this tutorial:

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