– Fill Light and Clarity

Creating the Base – Part 2

This is part 2 of the Creating the Base tutorial and in Part 1 we performed Initial Cleanup Operations.

Original-Noise Removal.png

Now we need to adjust lighting, contrast, colour and clarity since the original portrait was featured in a sombre room. Fortunately, the Boston Museum of Fine Art provides us with a sample to compare with.

Let us begin with Fill Light and Clarity, from the Adjust menu, select Brightness and Contrast then Fill Light/Clarity.

Process - Brightness - Menu.png

I find it easier to Preview on Image so I can monitor a change over the whole work. To make use of this capability, click on Preview to hide that feature then select the Preview on Image checkbox.

Process - Brightness - Window.png

Fill Light will brighten while Clarify brings out details in the picture. The settings shown above worked well for me; however, you may find alternate settings that better suits your palette.


Next in Part 3 we will experiment with Hue, Saturation and Lightness.

CC BY-SA 4.0 – Fill Light and Clarity by Evelyn Chartres is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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