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Chapter 8. Modern Problems: Dealing with... > Opening Up Shadow Areas (Digital Fil... - Pg. 212

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Six: I generally use these expanded options if I tried to open the shadow areas on a photo and the adjustment looked too artificial or "milky," which the Shadows Amount slider tends to do, especially on people. In that particular case, try lowering the Shadows Amount to around 25%, then increasing the Shadows Tonal Width and Radius slid- ers (by dragging them to the right) to get a more realistic look. This is what the sliders here do: If you're tweaking shadows, lower- ing the Tonal Width lets you affect only the darkest shadow areas; increasing it affects a wider range of shadows. Increase it a bunch, and it'll start to affect the midtones as well. It works similarly for the Highlights. The Radius amount determines how many