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Old 10-10-2009, 12:35 PM
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Re: Too much sun! help

Bunches and bunches of little tweaks on all the contrasty parts trying to even things out.. lots of trial and error and masking using a sundry of tools in Photoshop including the clone, selection, patch, paint, sharpen, curves, hue/saturation, levels, shadow/highlight, layer modes ... etc.. using your picture so that I could continue to practice cubed.. to try and hone my own skills

It might also help if you changed the background to whatever you wanted using the extraction tool
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:09 PM
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Color the light part with the color brush.
Lighten the picture use a mask and darken the background.
Very nice looking couple.!
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:09 PM
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Wonderful lovely couple
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:53 PM
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Re: Too much sun! help

I think it is a nice photo....I just opened the eyes a little and loaded the luminance and used levels to equalize the shadows and highlights some.

Butch
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:29 PM
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Re: Too much sun! help

There is another option you have not tried and that is replacing the background.

I used an indoor but a outdoor background would work great Ithink...something not so overwhelming as the wood fence.


oops I did not see olbaldy...sorry

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:08 PM
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Re: Too much sun! help

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If you convert the image from LAB to RGB without flattening it the image in RGB will look exactly like it did when you left -blown highlights. However, when you flatten the image in LAB you create imaginary color values which are legal in LAB but not in any other color space. Once flattened, when you convert from LAB back to RGB you force LAB to make a critical decision regarding how it will map those imaginary colors back into the RGB space where they are not valid. Photoshop splits the difference and you get a color which is not as dark as the color you painted with but not as bright as the blown highlight. The result is something which is more acceptable than the blown highlight. And you have some color which means you can apply a curve or level adj or shift the color with Hue/Sat etc. This method is certainly fast than a skin graft or textured patch particulary id the blown out areas are not huge in size.
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Myself, I've known of this work flow for quite some time but I'd have to say that your explanation of "why" and "how" is the one of the best I've ever "read" or "heard".

Brilliant!
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:29 PM
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Re: Too much sun! help

I have been trying hard to get the same effect with d&b with no luck. The tutorial was a bit confusing. I was wondering if you could give me more specific details/steps on how to get it to look the way you did. I'd greatly appreciate it.
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