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Old 05-24-2006, 08:32 PM
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PHOTOSHOP Edit REQUEST - Fix Calendar pic

I am pretty good at Photoshop but have been unable to figure out how to fix this.

http://f5.putfile.com/5/14221545579.jpg

You'll notice the sun is GLARING on the back wall on the left of the car. I want to DECREASE the glare but am having trouble getting it to reduce the glare while keeping the details and still look REALISTIC.

Anyone want to have a go at it?

Here is my .PSD file of the file. (20 megs)

http://www.camarosource.ca/temp/100_...fixed_bkg2.psd

Thanks SO very much!!

If anyone here is able to have a go at it, please leave it as a PSD file thanks
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:46 PM
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Hi Camarosource

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I am pretty good at Photoshop
So how far have you got?

Have you managed to straighten it up?

Have you tried a selective level adjustment?

Why does it not look realistic?

Ken.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:50 PM
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The file I sent is the untouched version. I gave up and am starting over.. I've tried various methods that I can come up with (trial and error) but the back wall just comes out not looking right.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:22 PM
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Well no straightening here... just a colorburn neutral layer and a brush set to 15 % or so to bring out the rock detail. Then a levels adjustment to finish it off.

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Old 05-24-2006, 10:32 PM
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make a selection based on brightness using magic wand on the wall. do and undo testing the tolerances until you get mostly the area you want to change. then use the selection adjustment tools to fine tune the selection.

when you have the selection as you want it, promote selection to new layer and run a histogram adjustment on it. you could probably use curves or levels too.

you wouldnt even have to promote the selection to a new layer, but i find it saves me hassles in the long run.

also, be aware of the reflections on the car. if you darken the wall too much the reflections on the side of the car wont make sense, so you might want to include the car reflections in your selection and simply lower them with the wall. you may also want to do a tiny bit of smudge or clone if the reflections on the car dont look quite right.

and that shld do it.

craig
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:43 AM
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Used the red channel to make a selection of the bright areas. (Either Swampy or Flora or both - sorry I am in a bit of a rush right now - has a tutorial on this...go to the tutorial section and check it out ....something on 'fixing blown highlights' or 'channel masking'). Copied the selection onto its own layer (ctrl-j) and then copied that 3 times and set each layer's blend mode to 'multiply'. I also toned down the whites with a curves adjustment layer. Not st all complicated and took no longer than five minutes.
Sincerely Syd
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:30 AM
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Silly me I just charged forth and smacked a rough (and somewhat exaggerated for my usual tastes, but you get the idea) zoom blur on the back detail behind the car (btw nice machine there ) then I realised you wanted to keep things real (oops...blame it on that second bottle of wine). I also thought a warming filter was needed because it all looked a bit cool to me and I felt it needed a touch of glow.
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