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    Photoshop Brightness Selection

    In Photoshop you can select a color range using the select color range tool. Is there a way to select a brightness range in a similar manner?

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    Re: Photoshop Brightness Selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Boatman View Post
    In Photoshop you can select a color range using the select color range tool. Is there a way to select a brightness range in a similar manner?
    Hi Homer,

    One that comes to mind that should work is

    - duplicate the layer
    - convert the new layer to grayscale
    - use the magic wand to sample from the new layer only

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    Re: Photoshop Brightness Selection

    Boatman -

    The Color Range feature allows you to select Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights. Choose Color Range... from the Select menu; there is a drop down menu next to Select which will allow you to select Shadows, Midtones and Highlights.

    Hope that helps.

    FPO

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    Re: Photoshop Brightness Selection

    I have not tried it specifically but if you make a duplicate layer and change the blending mode to Luminisity you should be able to change the brightenss without affecting colour or contrast.

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    Re: Photoshop Brightness Selection

    Thank you for the tips. They both add to my tool kit. Sometimes it seems like the features in Photoshop are endless!

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