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Light EQ

To Achieve Similar Results:

  1. Open your image in Edit mode.
  2. Select Light EQ from the Exposure/Lighting group.
  3. To affect only select areas of the image, click the Brush Selection tool.
  4. Brush over the area you wish to apply the effect to. Adjust the Nib Width, Feathering, and Pressure sliders as desired.
  5. Adjust the 1-Step Amount slider to achieve your desired results.
  6. Press Done.

OR

  1. Open your image in Edit mode.
  2. Select Light EQ from the Exposure/Lighting group.
  3. 1-Step is automatically applied. Use the Amount slider to achieve your desired results.
  4. Press Done.

Adjustment Layers

To Achieve a Similar Result:

  1. Open your image in Edit mode.
  2. To combine two images, drag the second image from the Filmstrip into the Layers panel or go to Layer | Import from File...
  3. If you only want a particular subject from an image and not the background, use the Brush Selection tool to select only the desired area. Use the Magic Smart Brush setting, which will automatically select pixels that match the color and brightness of the brushed area.
  4. Navigate to Layer > Mask > From Selection to create a layer mask. Now you can separate the element of the image you want.
  5. You can add a white layer mask by right-clicking the layer and selecting Add White Mask. Then select the Brush tool in the Drawing tools section and brush away areas of that layer to reveal the bottom layer.
  6. Depending on the image, you may choose to use Adjustment Layers to alter or improve them. Select your Adjustment Layer and adjust the settings as required. Regardless of where it is placed, the Adjustment Layer will affect the bottom layer.
  7. You can also add Adjustment Layers solely to the layer directly below them. This can be done by enabling the Clipping button (next to hide/show layer button) on the Adjustment Layer.
  8. Click Done.

Dehaze

To Achieve a Similar Result:

  1. Open your image in Edit mode.
  2. To affect only select areas of the image, click the Brush Selection tool and set it to Magic.
  3. Select either the area you want to change or select the area you want to remain the same and then choose Select > Inverse.
  4. Select Dehaze from the Adjustment Layers panel and adjust the slider as desired.
  5. To reduce the contrast between the areas where you have used Dehaze, select the mask box and adjust the feathering.
  6. Click Done.

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