The Kiwi's Tutorials

For Photoshop CS2, CS3,CS4

Add Contrast - Darken

Here I am going to show you the first quick and dirty trick as I call it it is a quick way of adding contrast or darken an image with out using Levels or Curves.

The Trick

Load your image into photoshop and then jump a layer (Ctrl + J keys) Remember always work on a layer copy at all times then if something goes wrong you can get back to your original.

ok now that you have jumped the layer (made  a layer copy) you now need to go to the layer blending mode and select softlight as the blend.

You will notice a difference straight away in most cases it will be over the top toooooo much so you will need to use the opacity slider to adjust to where it is correct. And that folks is all there is to it.