How to Recover Blown Out Skin or Overexposed Dress in Photoshop

The Easiest way to recover details and remove overexposed highlights in Photoshop! Learn how to fix blown out skin or recover the details in the dress by utilizing the fundamental concepts of blend modes, channels, and adjustment layers. Without the need to make any precise selection, automatically target the overexposed areas.

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Our first objective is to target the bright areas. As explained in our previous tutorial, by using the RGB Channel we can easily make a selection based on luminosity. Which means, bright areas will be selected and dark areas won't. Then, putting only the bright areas on its own layer, we can easily change the blend mode to "Multiply". Now, "Multiply" is such a blend mode which darkens things. Applying Multiply to just bright areas will darken them enough to recover details.

However, it's not as simple as it sounds. Whenever we apply "Multiply", an unwanted color shift happens. In this tutorial, we'll learn how to deal with that. Hope this video helps you! Thanks for watching!

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