How To Fix Slide Scan Exposure Levels Using Photoshop So Your Images Aren't Too Dark Or Bright

After reading these scan tips, you're going to learn to fix exposure levels -- have a look...

fix slide scan exposure photoshop

How To Use Photoshop To Fix Slide Scan Exposure...

Open your scans(s) in Photoshop, and find Levels.

how to fix slide scan exposure with photoshop

Command: Image -> Adjustments -> Levels (or Ctrl + L)

And you'll see something like this...

Fix slide scan exposure with Photoshop

Now, see the gray arrow? If your scan is too dark, slide the gray arrow toward the white arrow. If your image is too bright, slide the gray arrow toward the black arrow.

And that's it!

Pretty easy, hey?

What To Do Next...

Next up... remove dust and scratches.

Click Here For The Full Tutorial On How To Fix Dust And Scratches In Photoshop

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