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Steffleu Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 26 W: 3 N: 53] (540)
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Steffleu Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 26 W: 3 N: 53] (540)
Enhancing shadow detail
Edited by:AdrianW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710)

I used a variation of the Contrast Masking technique to bring out a little more shadow detail on this shot.

Basically we'll do it twice, but with two different blur values to reduce the appearance of a halo, so:
NewLayerViaCopy, Desaturate, Invert. NewLayerViaCopy. Turn off the middle layer. Blur/Gaussian, merge mode Overlay @ 65% on the top layer. Merge Visible. Now turn on the layer, and set merge Overlay @ 30%.

That's it, I hope you like it :)