How to Add Contrast Without Over Exposure in Photoshop

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Before Changes

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After Changes

This tutorial is to help you learn how to add contrast without over-exposing the photo.  I usually use this technique instead of just adding contrast when I edit my pictures.  Once you have your photo open in photoshop:

1. With the background layer selected make a Duplicate Layer (Layer>Duplicate Layer).

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2. With the New Layer Selected, change the layer blending mode to Soft Light.

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3. If this added too much contrast you can decrease the opacity of the top layer (I decreased it to 80%).

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