Is there a way to do this in CS5? I have a nicely lit talking head against a somewhat poorly lit backdrop. I'd just like to lighten the darks with out adjusting the mids and highs. I poked around but didn't see anything obvious. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance!
how about giving Color Finesse a shot?
There are several ways. The Curves effect is the most flexible. The Shadow / Highlight effect is more focused on this specific purpose.
Color Finesse, as Dave mentioned, is a very powerful plug-in that would handle this.
It's worth perusing all of the color correction effects to see what they do.
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