Ever take a great photo only to be disappointed that the lighting isn’t right? As in, you’ve got a dark photo? Today I am going to show you how to fix a dark photo. It’s pretty simple! Here is the photo I want to lighten up- My daughter and husband’s faces are a little too dark.
First we are going to play with the exposure. Go to Image->Adjustments->Exposure. A little box will pop up. Play with the sliders until you get a look you like.
Next we are going to play with the Brightness/Contrast. Go to Image->Adjustment->Brightness/Contrast. Once again a little box will pop up. Play with the sliders until you get a look you like.
Now, you might be satisfied with the look of your photo right about now. Half of the time I am. But if you think it still needs a little something something, then play with the curves too. Go to Image->Adjustments->Curves. A grid with a line will pop up. Move the line around a little bit. Usually it is just a very small move that makes the difference.
And now we have a lightened photo! Not too hard, right? Give it a try, you will probably discover that it’s kinda fun to play with exposure and curves and all that stuff!