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Old 04-02-2006, 09:16 PM
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help with shadows

this is one of my favorite photos of my daughter but as you can see her face is totally shadowed by her hat. i have tried all i know ( which is very little ) to remove the shadows so i can see her face and have had no success. the photo is grainy and generally not good quality because the camera was crap ( i have since fixed that problem lol ) but still one of my favs so i would like to have it fixed. if anyone could fix it and/or tell me how i would be forever grateful.
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:55 PM
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It's late and I only had a few minutes to work on this. The image has very strong jpg artifacts. A larger size file or one that is not so compressed would improve the results greatly. There is not a lot of detail left around the eyes.
I applied the red channel to the image in screen mode and worked from there.
Applied a noise filter to reduce the jpg artifacts. From here I would correct the shifted colors and saturation. Another photo of her could be used to clone in fresh eyes. I may be able to play with it tomorrow night.
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:45 AM
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Here's a quick one. I left a lot of the jpeg artifacts in as I was trying to retain as much detail as possible and I did not have access to my tablet. I am sure that others will do a more polished job
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:10 AM
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I was suprised you found as much detail as you did under that hat VW. Problem with deep shadow is the extent of detail loss. If you have other images of the same girl you could reconstruct this one easier than saving it I think.
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:32 AM
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I was suprised you found as much detail as you did under that hat VW. Problem with deep shadow is the extent of detail loss. If you have other images of the same girl you could reconstruct this one easier than saving it I think.
A lot of it was guesswork and squinting a lot to extrapolate lines when fixing the jpeg compression damage

Other images of her would certainly help.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:13 AM
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Shadows

Well like everyone else, the jpeg artifacts and blue channel artifacts were a major nuisance.

I used neat image on the blue channel and later on the whole image and used shadow highlight adjustments x 2 with masking.
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:55 AM
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omg you guys are all great i couldnt come up with anything and being a novice with photoshop still i have no clue what you told me you did but i thank you !
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:34 AM
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I hope you guys don't mind but I combined philbach's and Veryweird's pix and googled some eyes to get this.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:57 PM
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Msfrigyfrog, could you post a higher resolution image?

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this is one of my favorite photos of my daughter but as you can see her face is totally shadowed by her hat. i have tried all i know ( which ... be forever grateful.
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:01 PM
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i wish i could but the camera used wasnt a good one this is all i have??? is there a way to make it better?
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