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Alternatively you can check the ‘Shadows’ and ‘Highlights’ boxes above the main image window instead of holding down the Alt key. 27 Part 1: Optimize 3 . Set the image to 100% and click on the Detail tab to access the sharpness and noise reduction controls. The Luminance Smoothing and Color Noise Reduction sliders (designed to tackle the camera noise that occurs when the image sensors’ ISO is high) should only be raised from 0 if you notice image artifacts such as noise appearing in the image window.

Double click the name of the layer to rename it ‘Stamp Visible’. Now choose ‘Shadows/Highlights’ from the Enhance > Adjust Lighting submenu. Set the Lighten Shadows and Darken Highlights sliders to 0 and raise the Midtone Contrast to +30. You can watch the effects of raising this slider by clicking on the ‘Preview’ box and by viewing the histogram in the Histogram palette. 44 Project 5: Contrast 9. Create another new layer and this time set the blend mode to ‘Multiply’. As with the previous gradient you can experiment with alternative blend modes after you have finished creating this second gradient.

Note > If you did happen to let go (even though I told you not to) before you had finished the selection, go to the Select menu, choose ‘Deselect’, and then start again (this time paying closer attention to not letting go of your clicker). Now if your drawing (like mine) leaves a lot to be desired, we can fix it up by painting it better in the next step (my painting isn’t much better than my drawing either, but at least with the brush we can let go of the clicker without unleashing the mad ants and take a breather for a while).

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