« Last post by platypus on Today at 06:52:38 pm »
I can think of 2 ways, i.e use Levels in the Tone Curve, or using the Selective Tone Tool. So, which is the correct method? Or maybe there's another way.
The correct way is the one that you get the desired results on. I usually increase exposure so that the image is close to what I want it to look from a brightness poin of view. Then I either use the tone curve or selective tone tools. I seldom use smart lighting, it can create visible halos in dark areas. In these cases (and most often) I go for the tone curve. Raise shadows, lower lights and increase contrast for the midtones. For black and white images, corrections can be made stronger for a more expressive look.
I think that it is a good idea to try all possible options and see what the tools and their combinations do...