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Old August 9th, 2005, 02:59 PM
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Can any one help me to brighten up this picture? its really dark, and using brightness/contrast seems to be of no help. Any help on this? I'm currently using photoshop CS2.

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Old August 9th, 2005, 03:19 PM
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First, forget the brightness and contrast tools in CS2. They are NOT a good way to adjust your images with CS2.

Second, given that this shot is underexposed, the results you get will not be as nice as you'd like.

This was done using curves in CS2. I opened a curves adjustment layer, clicked the black eyedropper and selected the darkest area, clicked the white eyedropper and clicked the whitest area, then clicked the grey eyedropper and selected a midtone area. Then I picked a point on the middle of the curve and pulled upward to lighten the midtones.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 03:45 PM
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hey, well thats cool.. thanks, I guess I will head back to the natural bridge caverns, and take some better pictures..
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Old August 9th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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Can you use flash? If not, use a tripod and shoot long exposures.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 05:00 PM
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ohh.. lol.. That was taken on my trusty HP Photosmart.. I'm heading to so other caverns later this month. I will take my nikon or something with me. And turn on the nighttime flashes. blind my tour group.. hehe
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Old August 9th, 2005, 11:56 PM
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LOL...I had a ball at Luray Caverns in Va blinding every one with my flash ? I know you mentioned the natural bridge...I assume you are in Va ?
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Old August 10th, 2005, 04:58 PM
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No, I mean the natural bridge canverns in Texas, lol.. my vacation destination this year, took around 3-4 mounths and toured texas. Cool state, really muggy though!
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