How to Boost the Contrast of Your Photo

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Just learned an easy way to boost the contrast of your photo using Photoshop. You’ll need Photoshop CS4 or newer to follow these tutorials.

1. open a photo you would want to boost the contrast

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1. add an Black and White adjustment layer on the adjustment button then choose black and white

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2. set the blending mode to Soft Light

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3. adjust the setting on the adjustment palette. For those that are not displayed click Window > Adjustment to open the palette window.

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4. or use the slider on the upper left corner of the adjustment palette to select a color in the image to adjust. Just click the color you want to adjust on the image then slide to the left (to darken) or the the right to brighten

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This photo effect is best for flat looking photos

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