Adobe PhotoShop - Lighten Dark Images With Ease (Photoshop 6/7/CS)

When faced with the challenge of lightening an overly dark image in Photoshop, there are numerous techniques you can use. However, for those instances when you have no time, we have the perfect technique for you.

  • Open the image in Photoshop and make a copy of it in the Layers palette
  • Change the copied layer's blending mode to Screen

This significantly improves the colors within your image. If necessary, adjust the opacity of the layer until you're satisfied with the results.

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