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 😉
Get the Actions Here • Get the Panel Here
Blake, I have been an f64 Elite member for a number of years now and think you are the best in the business of making my photographs better. Thanks for all the ‘under-the-hood’ work you do for us and all the actions you make to make our work so much easier. Since I got the Blend If Panel the day it came out I will use the actions from today and think of you.
Since my last computer gave up the ghost, I have lost all the actions that I have downloaded from your hard work. I know some of them now are outdated, but if you have some spare time (ha ha) and would like to put together a current actions pack, I know that I would be one of the first in line to snap it up.
Again, thanks for your teaching style and all the work you do for us ‘little people.’
Thank you once again, Blake. You’re always giving us new toys to add to our workbox and I’m extremely grateful.
A brilliant addition to the Blend-if panel; why didn’t I think of it?
Blake, you never fail to amaze me. I used the action as soon as I finished watching your video. I usually wait until I’m finished with an image and take it back to Lightroom to discover and fix blow outs. But wow, the precision I can use when I see what’s overexposed and then fix it is so much better. You’re a genius! Thank you!