Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

You can send an email to if you have questions about how to use this forum.

Color problems with source image

Hello there! I'm working from a very large photo of a landscape I took. My printer can't print large enough images, so I ordered an enlargement online. I'm really happy with the photograph, but the shadows turned out darker than they looked on my monitor. I don't want to order another photograph. How can I lighten my shadows when I paint? Will doing so throw off all the other colors? In other words, will I ruin my realism by altering the shadow values?


  • If you have a Photoshop or Elements type program you could divide the original into six or eight sections, then print each section using your printer and tape them together. This will give you a much larger print and you can alter the shadows to lighten them and reprint till you get them right.
Sign In or Register to comment.