We’re not here to debate why some people see it one way and some people see it otherwise (even scientists can’t seem to agree on an answer). No, we’re just here to point this out: The Internet is going nuts over a photo that’s just terribly, horribly overexposed. Sure, we’ve all seen overexposed photos they look washed out and too bright.
Yes, the Internet went crazy Thursday night over a dress that looked white and gold to some people, and blue and black to others.
And yet, if you’re seeing the dress as white and gold, simple Photoshop techniques to correct overexposure will show you what the dress looked like in the first place. These techniques don’t intentionally add blue or black to the image — they’re just designed to correct overexposure.
With this technique, you can use Photoshop’s “Multiply” layer blending option to correct an overexposed photo. We did it once, and the dress came out like this: Read more…