There are several ways to prevent a dark and menacing image from appearing on your screen.
Here are the basics of how to make your photos more “natural” and more “beautiful” in the process.1.
Use a “natural lighting” mode.
A natural lighting mode in Photoshop allows the image to be darker than what you normally see.
If you’re using Photoshop CS5 or above, you can set it to “Natural Lighting” mode by clicking on the Edit button in the upper right corner.2.
Use “Overlay” mode to block the image from being visible in the preview.
This is an effect where the image appears as if it were in the background, instead of on the front of the image.3.
Use Lightbox mode to turn off all of the background elements in your image.
By default, this will only work if you have a preview image.
To turn off the preview, click on the Options button in Photoshop, then click the Toggle preview option.4.
Use some sort of light-blocking filter or mask.
The “Soft Light Filter” option in the filter menu in Photoshop is one of the best options for this.
If your image doesn’t have any “shadow” elements in it, you should use “Overlays” instead.5.
Use the “Blur filter” option to turn the image into a “dark and shadowy” image.
This will remove any “dark shadow” elements that may be on the image, and make it look more natural.