Article By Jimmy McIntyre

Today’s tutorial is designed to show you how to quickly soften your shadows and highlights. I’ve called it a Fake HDR effect. It seems slow at first, but if you record an action, the process will be fairly instant.

It’s a nice little tool to have in case you find your images are too contrasting. Sometimes, especially with landscapes, we can increase the mood of an image by softening the brightest and darkest tones in our scene. This action will do that for you.