There are various ways to edit images in Photoshop. Today, let’s look at a super-easy way. I always like to start with easy methods first and then, if they don’t work on my image, try the more advanced techniques.
This is a photograph I took of the interior of a beautiful hotel when we were vacationing in Ireland. I wanted to capture the rich colors and textures of this gorgeous room without losing the lovely glow of the candle lights. I was also in a hurry, so I simply snapped this shot and quickly moved on (before my traveling companions moved on without me!). I was really disappointed to see how dark it turned out.
Don’t change the Blending Modes again – just duplicate the layer. The duplication of the layers is duplicating the effect, resulting in a lighter, brighter image. The image still wasn’t to my liking, so I duplicated the layer 2 more times. (Layers 1, Layer 1 copy, Layer 1 copy 2, and Layer 1 copy 3 in the image below).
This is the final result, and I was happy with it.
But, in general, I like the bottom photo better.
So if you have an awesome photo that you really want to take your time correcting, play with Levels, Curves, and other adjustment Layers. But for a Quick Fix, try duplicating the photo, and changing the blending mode to Screen! You might find this is all you really need!