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Old 04-05-2003, 10:49 AM
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help with shadow

I posted this in another area...but it probably needs to be in this forum instead.

Can someone help me with this photo? I obviously have a problem with my flash. I didn't use a bracket or diffuser-stupid-anyways, is there a way to salvage this?
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Old 04-05-2003, 11:04 AM
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not a guru here, but this is my fix. I selected the dark area with about a 45 pixel feather then applied curves. I did the same with bride, but darkened it a bit.
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Old 04-05-2003, 12:10 PM
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Here are a couple of links that may help you out...

Correcting Areas of Under or Over Exposure

Correcting Exposure and Color

How to Quickly Correct a Washed Out Photo in Photoshop

FIXING WASHED-OUT IMAGES

Painting with light!

Using Adjustment Layers to Alter a Photo
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Old 04-05-2003, 01:13 PM
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My try with three adjustment layers in various blend modes -- multiply to darken her, screen mode to lighten him... I can send you the .psd file if you like -- it's a 4MB file size.

Scott
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Old 04-05-2003, 01:22 PM
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Here is a quick attempt.

1. Lasso and duplicate bride. Set mode to multiply and adjust as needed.
2. Lasso and duplicate groom. Set mode to screen and adjust as needed.
3. Flatten image and did a slight colors adjustment to remove a slight color cast.
4. Adjust/color range/shadows. Made a curves adjustment layer and softened the shadows to bring out more detail.

For finer detail and color adjustment you will need to create a few more layers to bring out more detail and reduce the shadows.
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Old 04-05-2003, 01:35 PM
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here's my first attempt

O.K., you guys are amazing!! I've only had time to try one suggestion so far. Here is my before and after. I Selected each area (dark, light) separately feathered the pixels at 30, made copies via background, then worked with the curves on each and this is my result. I'm pretty happy with it although I am going to try all the methods suggested. What do you think?
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Old 04-05-2003, 02:42 PM
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I thought that a gradient overlay on a layer copy would work (from black to white, left to right, mode on gradient window set to overlay). That and Curves gave me this in about 5 minutes. I'm sure there are other ways as well, but this is fairly quick and easy.
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Old 04-05-2003, 03:08 PM
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my second try

I thought about this some more and:

- adjusted her skin tones
- blurred the background
- lightened the dark area in the middle so you can now see the outline of her hair

Scott
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Old 04-05-2003, 03:55 PM
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Here's my try, First I duplicated the background layer and applied a brightness/contrast layer, adjusted the sliders until the groom came out of the shadows to my liking, then I used a gradiant on a layer mask to return the bride to normal. Next to give the bride more normal looking skin tones I used NIK Pen Palette and painted her face with the warm filter and applied a splash of color on her cheek. I did also blur the background a little.


Ken
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Old 04-05-2003, 04:24 PM
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ok, so how do I adjust/warm the skin tone on the bride??
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