When you load your raw render inside Photoshop (or After Effects), you may want to check first its brightness, contrast, and tonal range.
To do that, I like to use tools like the curve or the levels. Both are very easy to use, and you’ll see the overall improvement in your image in no time!
For this example, I’m using the levels tool. Just by moving and stretching the white, black and midtone sliders, you can dramatically change the look of the overall picture.
How to improve your renders now with Photoshop
[1/7] – The level tools
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