In this photoshop editing tutorial, learn how to post-processing a low light photos in photoshop.
Post-Processing a Low Light Photos Photoshop Tutorial :
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How to edit low light photos in photoshop.
First duplicate background layer.
Go to adjustments tab and select shadows/Highlights.
Now create a new layer from all the visible layers by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E.
Invert the layer CTRL + I.
Go to adjustments tab and apply Equalize.
Equalize command makes lightest areas into white and locates the darkest areas and forces them to black.
Now desaturate the layer SHIFT + CTRL + U.
Change layer blending to overlay.
Go to filter tab and apply gaussian blur.
Adjust radius to your preference (higher pixels works best).
Again create a new layer from all the visible layers by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E.
Change layer blending to hard light.
Apply gaussian blur.
This time keep radius at lower pixels.
Add layer mask to the current layer.
Select layer mask and add apply image command.
Choose invert, it restricts the effect to darker areas only.
Now the edges look soften, we need to bring back some details.
create a stamp visible copy by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E.
Go to filter – apply high pass.
Keep radius: 1.5 pixels.
Change blending to linear light.
We almost done, create stamp copy again by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E.
Apply Equalize command.
Group all layers and lower the opacity to your preference.
Finally add some contrast to the image.