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Old 02-15-2009, 05:47 AM
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how to remove shadow or change background instead

I took this photo of my daughter with her new nephew and though I would have liked to have taken it without the flash because of her impatience I knew I didn't have time to experiement with the camera with settings, plus I've used auto for too long and are still learning the ins and outs of iso etc. But as you can see the shadow issues make this less than a ideal photo. Using Photoshop Cs3 is there anyway I can solve this issue, maybe change the background altogether. I will be changing it to black and white too. -cheers

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...DSC_0032-1.jpg
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:50 AM
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Re: how to remove shadow or change background inst

Hi, I saw this and thought I'd have a go, about time I made a post to the forum anyway

I adjusted the levels nearly all the way to left so the shadows were more distinguishable and easier to seperate then cutout the main image using pen tool (with a bit of mask painting in places). Deleted the background.

Used Clone tool to cover the shadows on the clothing and lightened the edges of the arm and baby's head using the dodge tool. Readjusted the levels. Added a new Background.

Finally reduced saturation to make it black & white and then added a soft filter for a different effect. Here is the coloured version, plain BW & soft BW versions.

Great picture, hope I didn't ruin it too much
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:56 PM
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Re: how to remove shadow or change background inst

scrappydo and Trollslayer3, Welcome to RP (RetouchPRO) , Good luck and enjoy your time here. Poke around, ask questions, offer help, have fun!
I hope you will make many new friends and enjoy your visits here!

Trollslayer, way to jump in there and offer help! Kewl!
Nice assortment and well done!

scrappydo, it would be nice if you did not use external links as the only source for images, externally linked images should only be made available as a backup for attached images or offering a source for a higher resolution image. By attaching the image to the post it will be viewable forever.

The following links may help!

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Size and quality for Attached Images!

After you post your less than 100K version here, you could also post a link to the site that is hosting a larger version as you did!

In CS3 A little levels and/or curves initially then the shadow/highlight filter should help a lot, along with the clone tool, just to get rid of the shadows... Trollslayer already mentioned how to cut it out and replace the background!

Good Luck!
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:41 PM
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Re: how to remove shadow or change background inst

Thankyou very much Trollslayer3 and OlBaldy you have both been of excellent help. And thanks for clearing up on how to attach images as I was unsure how to go about it in a different way to what I've previously been use to on other sort of forums. Thanks for the welcome too. Nice to have found this site and helpful buddies too!
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:52 PM
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Re: how to remove shadow or change background inst

nice one, OB
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:33 PM
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Thanks Craig!

Your Welcome Scrappydo!
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:40 PM
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Re: how to remove shadow or change background inst

Did a smudge using a variety of brushes. Created a vignette. That's all
Pretty baby!!
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:54 PM
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Re: how to remove shadow or change background inst

OB,

you cloned the shadows out? or did you use something else?
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:59 PM
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Re: how to remove shadow or change background inst

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OB,

you cloned the shadows out? or did you use something else?
Yeppers.. the clone tool to get rid of the shadows
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:08 PM
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Re: how to remove shadow or change background inst

well, you did a really nice job of it, especially around the top of the couch/seat covering, that little floral pattern. i was impressed with that.
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