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Old 06-01-2006, 09:46 PM
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Need Help REALLY bad

I shot this photo earlier today and made a serious mistake positioning my flash. Could someone please help me remove the neck splitting shadow on the lady in the back?


If you need a few more Mp try http://palmettoportraits.com/temp/web_help.jpg

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Old 06-01-2006, 11:31 PM
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Hi There

I have Elements but I’m sure you can translate to Photoshop. I separated the luminosity channel. Then with curves, set to luminosity mode and a selection I lightened the dark area in question to save as much detail as I could. I then added sampled color from the face and using levels and Hue/saturation I equalized any small differences in color.

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Old 06-01-2006, 11:59 PM
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Ummm... did some dodging (shadows, low opacity), did some healing brush work from other skin samples (mostly replace, colour and luminosity settings) gradually brought out correct colour from an eye dropper sample and painting it at low opacity using mostly 'colour' and 'luminosity' brush settings. Recontructed necklace and some shading that looked unnatural and painted a subtle blur here and there to even out skin tone. This all worked fine on this low res example but may be harder to pull off at higher res. If you are still stuck maybe posting a cropped down portion with just her head and shoulders in best quality/size would be useful.
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:05 AM
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Oops! Can't see for looking Just noticed your link hehe.
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:31 AM
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That is a harsh shadow. Perhaps you can get a nice result with some cloning, which is what I did here at a low opacity as you gradually move your way down her neck till you get a smooth transition. I accidently cloned over a necklace she was wearing.

Might just be a nice backyard, but looks like a golf course in the bg. They might be sitting about 150 yards from the green. The water is a hazard off the tee.

Anyway, gentle cloning is one way and it would be pretty simple.

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Old 06-02-2006, 03:12 AM
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I used a combination of Shadow/Highlight adjustment layers and the clone tool.

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Old 06-02-2006, 03:44 AM
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I used curves and a bit unsharp mask.
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Old 06-03-2006, 03:05 PM
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Hi,

I used:

* Shadow/Highlight Adjustment Layer

* Selected and copied the dark area on Mom's neck, Ctrl+J pasted it on a new Layer, Ctrl+I inverted it, set the new Layer's blending to Soft Light and adjusted Opacity.

* Still working on the selected area, Levels, Hue/Saturation and Brightenss/Contrast to blend it in with the rest of the image...

Here is the full size B&A ....

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Old 06-03-2006, 04:51 PM
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Used shadow highlight like everyonr else. but then tried the History brush set to screen mode and at very low opacity (5%) and about 40-50% brush flow, over shadow area, just to see how it would work.
I don't think it looks too bad!

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Old 06-05-2006, 11:24 PM
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Flora, Nice Job

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