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Old 06-09-2008, 12:51 AM
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Shadows in images

Hi I am having some trouble with the attached images having a shadow on them. I have managed to make the image black and white using the GIMP software but I dont know where to start with the shadows on the tops of our heads. can anyone please help.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:45 AM
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Re: Shadows in images

Use Shadow/Highlight Tool in photoshop.

it will wee works for you.

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Old 06-09-2008, 01:58 AM
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Re: Shadows in images

I dont have photoshop unfortunately. Is there a free software a can use that will be able to do this?
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:08 AM
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Hi antons,

I do not know about any free programs, because I use photoshop.

there is a lot of freeware if you search in google, but tools may be differ.

Photoshop is capable program to do all type of editing and enhancement of image. I recommend you to use it.

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Old 06-09-2008, 03:37 AM
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Re: Shadows in images

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I dont have photoshop unfortunately. Is there a free software a can use that will be able to do this?
Sign-up is free and can edit pictures online:

https://www.photoshop.com/express/
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:11 PM
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Re: Shadows in images

Antons,
Here is another idea you can do in GIMP. Very easy, very quick.
Stay in color. Merge your image up to a new layer (if you have multiple layers now). On this layer, use an Image Adjustment such as Curves or Brightness/Contrast to increase the visibility of the top of their head. Don't worry about the lower part of the image.
Now, add a mask to this layer and invert the mask (to all black). The effect is gone for now.
Now, use the Gradient Tool on the mask, set for "white to transparent". Start outside the image at the top. Click and drag the gradient to about their nose and release. This will bring the effect back, stronger at the top, less effect toward the nose.
You can do this multiple times if you wish, each on a new layer preferably.

Hope this helps. Let us know if you were looking for something different.
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