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    I am unable to find a way in cs4 to darken the two utilities boxes on the left side of this pic. Suggestions? The original image is jpeg.
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    Re: layers

    There's probably several ways. I would try dropping the exposure in adjustments, then mask off the right half that you didn't want darkened...or hit alt+mask button to paint in the darker exposure. You could duplicate the layer, change that one to multiply, and repeat the masking process above. There's also the burning tool.
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    Re: layers

    I hope you don't mind, I moved this post to our software and post processing forum. Seemed like a better fit

    You said you shot this in JPEG mode. What exactly is it you're trying to get out of those boxes? Do you just want them to be darker or are you looking to pull more detail out of them? The reason I ask is that they're already darker than pure white. So my concern is that you're trying to pull information out of them that isn't there. This is one of the main reasons to shoot RAW instead of JPEG. If you shoot RAW and you expose well, there's almost always more information to be had. But in this case, you might have already pushed it as far as it can go.

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    Re: layers

    simply use the burning tool, it gonna really works. on the other hand you can try dropping the exposure in adjustments, then mask off the right half that you didn't want darkened

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    Re: layers

    this 'cant start a new thread until you have five posts' rule is bulls**t

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    Re: layers

    i did't say that bull.....**** rule. Definitely without informing users they block or banned our account its surely bull.....****.

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