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Chapter 8. Modern Problems: Dealing with... > Fixing Photos Where You Wish You Had... - Pg. 216

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Fixing Photos Where You Wish You Hadn't Used Flash Step One: Open a photo where shooting with the flash ruined part of the image (like the image shown here taken at Walt Disney World in Florida. The castle is beautifully lit, and that's all we want to see, not There's a natural tendency for people to react to their immediate surroundings, rather than what they see through the lens. For example, if you're shooting an indoor concert, there are often hundreds of lights illuminating the stage. However, some photographers think it's one light short--their flash--because it's dark where they're sitting. So when you look at your photos later, you see that your flash lit everyone in front of you, ruining an otherwise great shot. Here's a quick fix to make it look as if your flash never fired at all: