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Old 08-14-2005, 03:03 PM
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Bad Lighting: Wedding Horror

Hi! I am new to this site and I am begging for help! So please bear with me and advise me all you want on the best way for me to upload images and use this forum. I photographed a wedding yesterday and my lighting was TERRIBLE..I would like to upload a few photos and have someone advise me on how to use Photoshop (7.0) in correcting these photos.

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Old 08-14-2005, 03:22 PM
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Hi Shutterbugladee. Welcome to RP

Is this good enough?

Ken
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Old 08-14-2005, 03:28 PM
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WOW! You are quick!!!! I am a little worried about the skin tone color on the photo? Dont knock yourself out though....just looking for some tips on how to make adjustments in photoshop to lighten the shadow and background but keeping the skintones and dress in tack......this might be an impossible task huh??

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Old 08-14-2005, 03:50 PM
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Panic not

All the detail is their.

I used Image-adjust-higlight and shadow that brings up all the detail, then a bit of jiggling with the red level should do the trick.
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Old 08-14-2005, 03:55 PM
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Colour adjusted

Take the red down and there you are
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:10 PM
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Hi Tam. Welcome also!!
I tried not to do too much. Found white and grey points and balanced. Wasn't sure of any black point so left alone. Created a Shadow Mask, changed to Screen at 62% opacity. Selected shadows on arms and lightened.

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Old 08-14-2005, 04:29 PM
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My try

Dup image, set blending mode to screen. Reduce dup opacity to taste for general luminosity balance - bringing up background and brides face to normal level. I used about 70%

Layer mask dup layer - show all (white mask). Paint with black brush (large, soft, ~10%) on mask to darken areas which are too light, ie. the brides dress and left corners of background. Try to balance the lighting. The light is strongest at the left.

Selective Color. First Whites. Select a bright white area of dress with eyedropper and save a sample for the Info palett. Balance the Red and Blue to match the Green. Use the Info numbers for the sample and make them the same.

Now Neutrals. Sample a mid grey of the dress and balance that so that the RGB are approximately the same.

Larry
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Old 08-14-2005, 07:48 PM
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Tam
You are quite right my last post was a bit quick but it was 9.30 and I did not want to miss last orders at the pub.

I have now done the skin tone as well and now the background also looks better by reducing the cyan.

But to be quite honest I would not worry too much about the background unless this bride has complained. I like Duv’s and Larry’s post the best because they have corrected the skin without lightening the background too much.

Michaelbeard. Welcome to RP also. But you are using CS and Tam and I do not have this feature in PS7.


Dave what program do you use to get the curser on your screen shot?


Ken
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:41 PM
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I used a free Xero "seasons" filtre for this to bring out the green and red. BYW, it doesn't look nearly as good on here as it does on my programme, for some reason.
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Old 08-14-2005, 08:42 PM
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Ken, I use Snag It. All in all I think it was an unfortunate background for the bride. It's pretty busy and perhaps the only way to make the bride "pop" is to darken the background even more. Haven't tried it but just a thought.

Dave
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