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Localized contrast enhancement can quickly and easily turn a dull image into one with more snap and interest.
While trivially easy to do, some judgment is needed to avoid an unnatural or harsh result.
Show below is the technique: Photoshop
The settings are important: a very large 50 pixel radius, and anof 5% - 10%, with 5% producing subtle improvements, and values significantly beyond 10% beginning to encroach into “too much” territory. The to be used will vary by image, but 8% is a fairly safe bet for most images. To keep things simple, leaving the Radius value alone and varying the Amount makes it easier to acquire judgment on what is reasonable.
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