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Old 09-30-2006, 08:33 AM
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eliminate result of flash

I searched for information on the best way to get rid of the results of a flash but most said to not let it happen in the first place. Unfortunately I have no way of going back so can anyone make any suggestions as to how I can improve this photo.

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Old 09-30-2006, 10:07 AM
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Re: eliminate result of flash

A creative crop will help reduce the amount of glare to repair.

I cloned the rest of the glare, did some HSL adjustments to reduce the blues, healing brush etc. All a very fast job on a very small picture to work with. If you have a higher resolution version to work with you should get better results.

Also some surface blur and smart sharpen and a burn layer to darken the eyebrows.

Portrait retouch is not my forte, but I feel this photo is repairable.
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Old 09-30-2006, 10:46 AM
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Re: eliminate result of flash

Swampy,

Looks great. Will give it a try and see what happens. How good would you be if retouching was your favorite thing?

Thanks again.
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:06 AM
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Re: eliminate result of flash

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Swampy,....How good would you be if retouching was your favorite thing?
Now there's a scarry thought! But never as good as some of the "pros" that frequent these threads!
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:28 AM
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Re: eliminate result of flash

Hi There

I followed the same procedures as Swampy... and did not come out quite as good as hers.... but what the heck I spent some time might as well post it...lol

Butch
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:56 PM
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Re: eliminate result of flash

Davidkw,

I think that it came out fine especially since you also got rid of the main flash. Good job.

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Old 09-30-2006, 11:57 PM
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Re: eliminate result of flash

I wanted to give this one a try. I seem to have a difficult time in getting the results that I feel look natural with cloning. On the shrubs in the window and hair I made small selections and then pasted them and worked them into the image with the healing brush. Dodge tool to whiten the teeth and eyes. When I was done with my first attempt, the hair was too dark. On a separate image I did the did the hair using the selection and paste method. When done I took my first picture and moved it on top of the image with the hair that I had done using the cut and past on and then used a layer mask to bring the hair from the back image into my top image. There must be a better way of cloning hair and keeping the natureal texture as well as color.

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