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Old 11-30-2011, 08:57 AM
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I can not get the shadow off my face

I can not get the shadow off. It looks crazy when I try any idea? I want to print this off to hang in our house, but I cant get it to look normal. I am ver new to this. I can't even get my pic to upload!!! HELP
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:02 AM
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Re: I can not get the shadow off my face

To upload your pic when you are in the entry mode, or edit mode, click on the Advanced button and scroll down the p[age till you see a button called "Manage Attachments". Click it, browse to find the image you want to upload. Please be sure to resize your image in advance to <100KB max size limit (200KB for Patron members), or host your image somewhere else on the internet and post a link to it. An attachment is preferred.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:14 AM
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Re: I can not get the shadow off my face

Thank you Murray. I think this might work http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/h...t=Oct30090.jpg
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:44 AM
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Re: I can not get the shadow off my face

The Photobucket image is tiny. There appear to be shadows on both the man and the woman but image is tooo small to see the detail. What software do you have? The shadows do not look to dark so you should be able to easily brighten them with a Shadow / Highlight adjustment or just a curve, or worst case a Dodge layer.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:27 PM
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Re: I can not get the shadow off my face

Hi Kat (St Louis?)

Very cute picture of the family

Murray always has the best advice. It really does make a difference depending on the software that you have.

One thing to keep in mind is that if the end result that you want is a print hanging on the wall, you could always find a retouching service you trust to do the work. No need to put the frustration/learning curve in between you and the final result unless that is what you want right now.

Attached at the bottom is an enlarged example of what I did side by side with the original. This was done in Photoshop (using some of the techniques Murray mentioned and some other techniques)

- Masked area to change using Quick Select tool (tolerance set to 0)
- Added Curves Adjustment Layer and increased brightness
- Used the Refine Mask tool to adjust edges of the mask
- Painted on mask where refine mask did not do the job
- Did some Dodge and Burn to improve the match where needed
- Where colors were off some, just sampled on the daylight side of your face and then painted with Blend mode of Color (changes color yet preserves the luminosity)

There are many approaches in Photoshop to do the same job. A more advanced retoucher may have a simpler approach than I described.

I did not spend a lot of time on it and note that getting something close with a very small compressed image is easier than a high quality high resolution image yet the steps are similar. Hope this is useful.

Oct30090-SWF.jpg
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:33 PM
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Re: I can not get the shadow off my face

Ok, so I'm thinking that I will not be able to do this yet. We have photo shop 7. I am looking for into classes. We are Army, so I hope to find a class on post. With my husband gone a lot its hard to get into it. I think it is goingto take some time to get this, but I am going to keep at it. Thanks for your help, I will take any that I can get!!

Katherine

What made you ask STL??
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:04 PM
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Re: I can not get the shadow off my face

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Originally Posted by katcooper81278 View Post
What made you ask STL??
Just a long shot based on what I believed was a similar screen name that I had seen before of a person who had posted pictures elsewhere. Like I said, a real long shot.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:14 PM
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Re: I can not get the shadow off my face

C:\Users\JC\Pictures\2011-10-30 Oct 30\Oct 30 090.JPG

Does this open??
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:15 PM
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Re: I can not get the shadow off my face

Like I said.. Im new! LOL
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:20 PM
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Hi Katherine

No, that does not open.
Best way I have found is to either use the Save for Web command (not sure that is on PS7) or resample image so that it is less than 800px on a side and then use the JPG compression level that gets the image below 100K. Then use the paper clip icon in the posting window header which will let you browse and then upload your image to ReTouch Pro. Once uploaded, go back to the paperclip and click on the uploaded image name and it will paste into your post and then display as a thumbnail. Hope that was not too confusing.
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