I set a goal this summer to learn Photoshop. I had to start with taking better photos, and I'm thrilled that this tutorial includes some basic tips on Photoshop. In the past few lessons, I have learned about levels (using the histogram to adjust shadows and highlights) and about how to use layers to adjust those same shadows and highlights in particular spots in the photo.
I have a great photo of my son, husband and father-in-law, but it's overexposed (it has highlights that are too bright).
Here's the photo as it started:
Now, about that window....I tried, and I didn't like what happened when I put a layer on the window. It made it look, well, photoshopped. Still, I'm pleased with the improvement from photo 1 to photo 3. I'll keep learning!