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Old 05-12-2009, 10:30 PM
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Re: Help - Fix / Restoration

Nice Job Kate. Yes, it is important to keep the shadows, because when they are gone, the photo looks fake. It's the lighting and shadows that make a composition really come to life. But your restoration is very good.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:37 AM
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much better on the first one there.

i'm a little surprised you didnt just clone in the shadows from the original, but this now looks much more believable
I wouldn't do that because the originals where the shadows were had spots and were also discolored. Did you try to clone the shadows from the originals onto the ones I did? I looked again and didst see how I could. as I did fidget the curtains around a bit.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:41 AM
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Yes, Dave totally agree. After Craig brought that up I immediately saw how silly it looked.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:20 AM
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Re: Help - Fix / Restoration

kate,

the easiest way to restore those shadows on this one is to take your 'push' brush and start in a clean area of the shadow and simply 'push' that across where all the shadows belong. very simple, very quick. do this on a blank raster layer.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:18 AM
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kate,

the easiest way to restore those shadows on this one is to take your 'push' brush and start in a clean area of the shadow and simply 'push' that across where all the shadows belong. very simple, very quick. do this on a blank raster layer.
Ah that makes very good sense Craig. thank you so much. Yer the best!
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:18 PM
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Re: Help - Fix / Restoration

Copied his right sleeve to a new layer, pasted to his left and transformed to fit; extracted and placed on a new BG; curves adjustment layers to alter the lighting.

Cheers.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:58 PM
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Hi Gary,

You have a very good start on replacing the back ground. But now the girl looks like the is floating in some bad dream. Take a second look at the original, to see how the shadows ground the girl to the floor.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:45 PM
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Hi Gary,

You have a very good start on replacing the back ground. But now the girl looks like the is floating in some bad dream. Take a second look at the original, to see how the shadows ground the girl to the floor.
Thanks for your compliments Dave. I contemplated the shadows, reference the original lighting and thought that, because my 'floor' is very dark, the single shadow against the BG would look proper. However, I do agree that more can be done to 'ground the subject' ... suggestions?

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Old 05-23-2009, 07:10 AM
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Re: Help - Fix / Restoration

Ok, I think I understand what Craig was trying to get across to me. Probably not, But I tried.

I am curious on the standing girl. Her shadow is crossed. Now is that the lighting that is causing a cross shadow. ?
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:49 AM
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Re: Help - Fix / Restoration

I would say yes two lights a strong from the right side and a soft from the left to reduce the shadows on the face. I am no photographer so i cant be sure.
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