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Challenge Image: Sun to Shade

In this lesson I’ll tackle a challenge image that was submitted by a Masters Academy member. I was asked to adjust the sunlit area of a cobblestone street to make it match the shady area of the same surface while producing a seamless transition. I ended up trying three different methods, all of which produced results that I found to be acceptable. In the end, I would choose whichever method you would find to be the most efficient and least mentally taxing. The methods I used where: 1) Masked Adjustment in Adobe Camera Raw (the same could be done in Lightroom), 2) Frequency Separation, 3) Curves Adjustment Layer + Layer Mask.

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