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Old 09-10-2006, 07:36 PM
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Hi Everyone!

I just took some photos of a young 4 year old using my white backdrop for the first time. I apparently did not get my lighting setup correctly. It seems to be a bit grey. Also, I noticed some dust particles showing up in the pictures.

My question is - How can I enhance these pictures to make it appear that the lighting was correct, i.e. the background appears to be white?

I have PhotoShop 7.0 and can get around fairly good, but I am always learning!!!

Any and all help would be appreciated.

The attached image is straight from the camera.

Thanks,

Wendy Wyffels-Wilson
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:06 PM
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You can easily adjust the white point with the white eye dropper either in a levels or curves adjustment layer. Click the eyedropper and then click where white should be. As far as the small dust spots, they can easily be cloned out. You need to either clean your lens or sensor. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:51 PM
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A Levels adjustment layer (menu: LAYER=>NEW ADJUSTMENT LAYER=>LEVELS)
and some sharpening to bring out the colours more(I used unsharp mask...not sure of PS7 features/tools etc) is most all I did here.
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:55 PM
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Wendy, there are a number of ways to accomplish your goal. The girl also needs some contrast and brightening. So the method I suggest is to add a curves adjustment layer and pull the highlight slider to the right until the background turns white. This will over brighten the girl in certain area. So now with the layer mask on the Curve Adjust Layer active (by default) choose a soft black brush with a low opacity (10%) and paint over the areas which are too bright to gradually darken them.
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:43 PM
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I had a go at this also and used paint Shop Pro 9 but only needed to click on the enhance photo, and then on the one step photo fix, I then took the clone brush and took out the dark spots i found and then used the smudge brush, after first zooming in on the spots.
I am new here and havent figured out yet how to add the thumbnails to the forum so will for now just mention what i did the other replies are fantastic really great help for me as well.
Thanks for letting me join this great forum.
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Old 09-11-2006, 03:01 AM
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Like most of the others here, I just applied a levels adj layer, and adjusted the bottom RH corner to be white. (I adjusted each channel seperately).

As an alternative, if you want a pure white BG, try extracting the girl and putting her on an artificial white BG. The contrast between her and the original BG is good enough to make this quite a simple task.
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:04 AM
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Daela,

Bellow the box where you type your message, there's an option to 'Attach Files' 'Manage Attachments'. This allows you to upload an image under 100k

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Old 09-11-2006, 07:06 AM
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Hi,

Wendy,


welcome to RP!!

I also used the Levels to brighten the background ... leaving only a hint of shadow for reality ...

I increased contrast and saturation a bit ...

I brightened up the little girl's right eye and 'opened' it a bit more using the Smudge Tool ..

Lightly sharpened ...

Daela,

welcome to RP to you too!!

Simply follow the first two links under my signature for detailed help on attaching files to your posts and/or Threads and for resizing images for RP!!

Hope this helps...
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:00 AM
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Hi Everyone!

I just took some photos of a young 4 year old using my white backdrop for the first time. I apparently did not get my lighting setup correctly. It seems to be a bit grey. Also, I noticed some dust particles showing up in the pictures.

My question is - How can I enhance these pictures to make it appear that the lighting was correct, i.e. the background appears to be white?

I have PhotoShop 7.0 and can get around fairly good, but I am always learning!!!

Any and all help would be appreciated.

The attached image is straight from the camera.

Thanks,

Wendy Wyffels-Wilson


Try to cut (select) your kid and replace background.
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:41 PM
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Thanks!!!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful advice!! I am still learning all the ins and outs of Photoshop. This is a great place to get advice and guidance!!

Thanks,

Wendy
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