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Well, you're welcome, but where is the picture?
Oh, sorry. I attached it to the reply…………..first time learning curve. I’ll try reading the directions below!....hope I did it right. m
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It’s very difficult to do much because the highlights for the exterior are completely blown out so there is very little detail to recover.
The best you can do is to duplicate your image and darken the bottom copy to bring back what little information is available and then lighten the duplicate copy so that the interior looks OK.
You then apply a layer mask and paint over the windows with a brush and the foreground color chip set to black. Then re-save.
Most of the outside view is blown out, but there is still some information available.
Here is what I did:
- Opened picture file
- Duplicated background layer
Opened a Levels adjustment layer above the background copy layer, and moved the left and middle sliders below the histogram to the right until the outside greenery showed up. That made the picture very dark. Not to worry. The adjustment layer has a built in mask.
- Used a black brush to paint over the interior of the room to bring it back, being careful not to paint over the windows. If you go too far, you can correct with a white brush.
- Opened a blank layer at the top of the stack of layers in the layers palette, and pressed CTRL+SHIF+ALT+E to create a stamp visible layer, which combines all the layers
- Went to Enhance menu>adjust lighting>Shadows/Highlights and played with the sliders to finen tune the contrast
- Duplicated this layer and shut off the visibility of then original stamp visible layer by clicking on its eye icon
Used the magic wantd tool to select the blown out sky through each window, and hit delete on keyboard. This left me with areas of transparency
- I have a photo of a nice sky. I pasted this between the 2 stamp visbile layers. One can also make a sky with a blue background and with use of a cloud brush - more on that if you are interested.
Is there a way to correct photos on Photoshop?....
Thank you SO much! I will work on this as soon as I can grab a little time. I’ve taken a couple of photos in my own house to practice on.
I’ll let you know how I do. It is SO VERY GOOD to know there is a place to get help!!!
You're welcome. Glad to help.