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Old 04-23-2013, 11:24 AM
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Hi All,

had a quick look around but can not find a solution to my problem, forgive the jumping straight in with a question.
Last Saturday night we held a charity night to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause, it was decided to offer something a little different and take shots of those attending, being the computer user in the group it fell to me to print/burn the images onto disk to sell to increase funds, the photographer gave me his card at the end of the night, I today loaded them into lightroom to begin sorting and found to my horror the really distracting shadow and the window coming through the background, is there a way to remove the shadow and improve the window in fairly easy steps, got about 80 images to correct

sorry for the long post
cheers
keith
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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Re: shadow removal

glynogwen, Welcome to RetouchPRO
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An example of your concerns would help a lot in getting a propper solution.

If you use Photoshop you can post fairly large pictures which are under 100k using the 'save for web' function in Photoshop as described here:
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:43 AM
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Re: shadow removal

sorry should i posted a sample of the problem.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:39 PM
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Re: shadow removal

WOW! Kieth, the easiest way I found was.. Enlarge and use a Soft Aligned Clone Tool a hair larger than the shadow, sampled just outside of shadow (Maybe five brush sizes away)

For the window the Patch tool seemed to work pretty good

Get rid of the Magenta Cast with a Hue/Saturation Layer (Magenta selected in the box)

Good Luck on Fixing all 80... Keep in mind it is all for Charity... So give them the best you can!!


Added: I think I would also offer a cropped version

~~~Before~~~~~After~~~~Crop~~
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File Type: jpg sampleshadow6605-OB.jpg (180.1 KB, 37 views)
File Type: jpg sampleshadow6605-Crop.jpg (196.5 KB, 35 views)

Last edited by 0lBaldy; 04-23-2013 at 01:21 PM. Reason: added suggestion
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:05 PM
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Re: shadow removal

Another way is by selecting the shadow and nudging.


Regards Patsym
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:05 AM
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Re: shadow removal

Thanks for both the solutions, I will get going on them today and post a couple as I sort them.

Cheers
Keith
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