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Old Aug 4, 2006, 5:17 PM   #1
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I recently took a church interior witha fairly long exposure. The lamps hanging from the ceiling and the floodlit parts of the altar background are burned out whites. The rest of the shot has a dramatic feel and I would like to salvage it. Is there a way to click on the intense whites and tone them down? There is no other pure white in the shot. I know I can't get back any detail,I just want to reduce the glaring whites relative to the rest of the scene.
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Old Aug 4, 2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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I don't think that you can tone down truely blown highlights. The only thing that happens is that you get progressively grayer highlights.

You may be able to clone some detail into those areas with a brush set to lower than 100% opacity if the areas aren't too large.

This might be a candidate for posting in the Extreme Makeover section.

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