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Old 10-21-2004, 08:52 AM
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I agree--there's not much to work with. Oh well, it was a valiant effort Thank you, everyone!
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:53 PM
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Hi everybody,

....This is surely one of the strangest thing I've seen on pictures....

I've tried many angles but nothing really worked

This is the best I came up with .... and it's an absolute disaster .... Sorry ...

If you have a picture with a clear shot of the faces of the 'shadow' people we could try to help you 'swapping' heads ....
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Old 12-15-2004, 12:32 PM
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Smile paint with light

Thanks due to cspringer for this excellent tip- does amazing job of specifically bringing out details from shadow on face.

Add new layer to background-fill it with black- blend mode to color dodge-make foreground color white-pick a brush with 10-15% opacity and paint out the shadows.

alternate method: shift-control-N- select softlight mode and check the box at the bottom - set opacity around 50% and paint.

I hope this will definitely enhance the pictures.
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:03 PM
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thank you!

thank you! i ended up using a variety of methods, but i will definitely keep this in the log for next time!!
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