One thing we should avoid like the plague while editing in Photoshop is overly blown-out highlights and clipped shadows. If we aren’t careful during editing, we could do more harm than good while working.

Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom have clipping warnings built into the histogram that will show you in real-time what your editing choices are doing to your photo’s bright and dark areas. These are incredibly helpful in the RAW workflow, but why don’t we have this feature in Photoshop?

I know, I know, we do in the Curve and the Levels if we press Alt or option on a mac while we move the white and black points, but those warnings don’t stay there during the editing process. They go away the minute you make the adjustment.

With the help of Blend If, I have created real-time clipping warnings in Photoshop. I also have some actions for you; I can’t wait for you to use these in your editing process. This is yet ANOTHER reason why Blend If is the most UNRIVALED tool in Photoshop 😉

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Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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