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Step 17 - Highlights LighterIn one of the previous steps you've already focused on making lights lighter. In this step you're going to do it again but with more attention paid to details. This step would be easier and quicker if you can use tablet. But don't be desperate if you don't have it, it takes just little more time and practice to achieve the same effect. Add new adjustment layer Levels on the top of all layers and set the Input Levels on 0; 3,65; 255. Change Blending Mode of this adjustment layer from Normal to Luminosity. This way only lightness of colors will be affected. You want to adjust only selected parts of the image and not the rest. To hide the adjustment grab the Paint Bucket Tool (G), pick black color and fill the layer mask with it. Then grab the Brush Tool (B), set the Master Diameter to 1 - 3 pixels, lower the Opacity on about 10% and pick white color. Start painting over areas with lights to make them even lighter. On the following picture you can see where you should paint, these parts are highlighted with red color. If you look carefully on the picture above you'll notice that you should paint on:
- parts of the clouds to add them more drama,
- parts of the trunks to add them plasticity,
- on clothes where sun hits to increase contrast,
- on the highlights of crow from the same reason as above.