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Old 07-26-2005, 12:29 PM
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Really only added to this post so i can keep up with the info given please Flora explain some more i have just downloaded neat image as advised, I wont be using advise just yet but will store for future use

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Old 07-26-2005, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jenjen
Any advice or could you walk me through it. Sorry if I'm being a pain.
You are not being a pain! This is what we are here for ... .... I tried to follow your steps but I didn't get the results you described ....

I'm preparing a Tutorial on balancing Shadows/Highlights ... starting from PS CS, there is a wonderful Option: Image > Adjustment > Shadow/Highlight ... it really is amazing but, sometimes, not enough and not available for those working with previous PS versions ... that's why I've been trying different methods to balance Shadows/Highlights without using this incredible feature ...

But, back to your question
Do you balance the highlights overall with the whole picture or do you make a selection of just her skin and use a level adj layer?
For this image I did an overall adjustment because the whole picture was faded .... I do selective adjustments if a picture is unevenly faded .... Here I used the Levels as shown in my attachment ... (sometimes it is enough to move the midtones slider only or simply tweak the 'Output Levels) .... but in evenly faded pictures, you could try to duplicate the background, set the blending to 'Multiply' and adjust Opacity if necessary ...


Just can not get away from me Flora! I would love a detailed explaination step bt step of how to achieve this finished product. I have CS2 . I will then try to learn some new processes using the posted information. Thanks Neb
.... sorry, sorry ... I haven't gotten in touch with you ....please forgive me ....


I also intend to write a mini tutorial on the usage of Neat Image ... Gosh ... I do hope to find the time to do all I'd like to ....
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:52 PM
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I also intend to write a mini tutorial on the usage of Neat Image ... Gosh ... I do hope to find the time to do all I'd like to ....


That would be great.....I have Neat Image and I’ve used it some but not with the best of results. I tend to loose a lot of detail. I see what other folks can do with it so I’m sure it is me, that I am not understanding the settings correctly.

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