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Old 12-14-2007, 06:34 PM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

Frank, nice job. Did you fix the original, or use one the additional photos that Lauren posted?

Swampy, I too tried what you did, but I didn't like the results.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:43 PM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

I assume you are talking about the color one: I cheated and used one of the images Lauren posted

The Blue channel actually has some detail that could be used. That is what I used for the b&w.

But since the difference in exposure between the two faces is probably 5 or 6 stops, worked on both faces trying to bring them to a more common exposure by darkening one and lightning the other.

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Frank, nice job. Did you fix the original, or use one the additional photos that Lauren posted?

Swampy, I too tried what you did, but I didn't like the results.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:02 PM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! i really appreciate your help and kindness!

im trying out things too, playing around with skintones from other photos only im no pro lol!
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:08 PM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

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I assume you are talking about the color one: I cheated and used one of the images Lauren posted

The Blue channel actually has some detail that could be used. That is what I used for the b&w.

But since the difference in exposure between the two faces is probably 5 or 6 stops, worked on both faces trying to bring them to a more common exposure by darkening one and lightning the other.
Frank. . . . you do great work!
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:21 PM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

Wow, nice job everyone! On the ones where you used the face from a different picture what tool did you use to "cut it out"?
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Old 12-25-2007, 08:45 AM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

Most of the time, to "cut out" an Image I use the pen tool. When I need to cut out an image with fly away hair, I usually create a selection mask using channels.
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:25 AM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

Rubykate, I did it the crude way: used the lasso in Photoshop, pasted the head on top the image that needed help and erased what I didn't need.

TreesOfMyTime, thanks for the compliment!

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Wow, nice job everyone! On the ones where you used the face from a different picture what tool did you use to "cut it out"?
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:56 AM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

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Most of the time, to "cut out" an Image I use the pen tool. When I need to cut out an image with fly away hair, I usually create a selection mask using channels.
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used the lasso in Photoshop, pasted the head on top the image that needed help and erased what I didn't need.
I've tried using the pen and the lasso but it seems I end up with a tangled mess. The selection mask using channels sounds interesting.

Are there and good tutorials for these features?

Thank you.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:33 PM
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Re: PLEASE HELP. overexposed photo

The pen tool can seem intimidating, as it works quite different that what you are used to. Once you understand the concept though, it is actually the easiest and quickest way to make most complex selections. I only use the lasso tool for rough quick selections, where I don't need a very accurate selection. I find it too tedious to use for precise selections. The selection mask can be easy to use, but it also can be very involved, and requires a bit of practice and intuition to master. I really recommend that you learn all of the various selection methods, as the different methods are useful in different situations.

There are many tutorials for the pen tool in books, and on the web. I think that there are even some here. Here is one that you might find useful http://davesdfr.com/Media/PenTool2.htm

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:09 PM
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Would you consider a color one?
I wondered if there is a tutorial on how you did this? I also have some photos with the same problem and would love to learn how to do this kind of retouching.
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