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Old 05-17-2011, 02:50 PM
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Question Help me improve this picture (flash, gum, etc)!

Hey everyone...wasn't sure what section to put this into, hope this is all right.

I like this picture, but it's got some issues. There is a bad flash/glare, but that seems pretty uniform. Can someone give me recommendations on how to improve it? I'm completely useless at Photoshop, so please be simple! Also concerned about the gum that's visible.

Would really appreciate any suggestions, or feel free to give it a go as well.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: Help me improve this picture (flash, gum, etc)

As you want to keep it easy you may want to play around with this

1. Duplicate the background layer and set the mode to Multiply. This will darken most of the image except most of the face - the channels are blown out here and no detail available.

2. Add a mask to the Multiply layer and paint with black around the figure this will return the background to its previous lighter density.

3. Add a new blank layer and select a brush size appropriate to paint over the face. Set the Brush mode to Color in the top menu drop down and set its opacity to around 5%. Holding Alt key select a skin tone for the face area and gradually work around the face building up a little colour. You can if you want add a little noise to make this area blend in better - you will need to add a mask to include just the face.

4 On a new layer use the Clone tool to hide the gum
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:41 PM
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Re: Help me improve this picture (flash, gum, etc)

Try doing it in Raw.
I recolored it & blended it.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:09 PM
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Re: Help me improve this picture (flash, gum, etc)

Thanks guys. What's Raw?
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:36 AM
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:31 PM
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Re: Help me improve this picture (flash, gum, etc)

I'd Photoshop that finger off the trigger when you're not lookin' down range
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