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Old 01-21-2005, 02:06 AM
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Mitch, still can't open your PDF files at least not online, I am using the latest version of Adobe Reader (at least it was 7 days ago), however have found work round. If I disable reader in Firefox, I can force a download, and then have no trouble in reading the file. No idea what the problem is, looks like its at my end, sorry for troubling you about this. By the way the tutorial is excellent, but then your tutorials always are.
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:56 AM
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Flora,
Am having problems with your reduce shadows atn. I get to the Gaussian blur stage with no problem, and then the dialogue box comes up that says "in the fill dialogue box to set opacity between 40% and 80%. When I click continue there, everything seems to stop. I have two images open, the original and an image copy (gray). What am I missing here?
Hi Christo,

Sorry you are having problems .... But actually the "reduce shadows atn" isn't an action of mine ..... I'll download and run it and I'll let you know .....
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:01 PM
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Another approach would be to compromise the chunks.
Then add the detail back in.

Copy photo.
Filter > Other > High Pass to extract detail. Maybe do this a few times with various values. Put aside for later use.

Select a chunk, like the garage door.
Gaussian Blur the snot out of it.
I seem to vaguely remember PS CS having an Average filter, but I don't have PS CS. If you do, might be a good alternative to Gauss.
Or, if you have the eyeballs for it, you could use Levels to wash it out.

When done compromising the chunks, use the High Pass layer(s) to add detail back in. Linear Light or Hard Light or whatever you prefer.

Then it's just a matter of masking.

Hmm... a bit heavy-handed and little sloppy in a few parts.
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:37 AM
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Dark Shadows

Well I opened the photo and used Image/Adjustment/Shadow Highlights in Photoshop CS. The picture had a magenta cast to it so I clicked autocolor. The process took about 10 seconds
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:16 AM
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Hi Flora,
Thanx for the carification. I haven't had a chance to try your actions yet as I've been quite busy, but I'm sure they'll prove usefull. I'm still not sure why that particular key combo won't work for me. Perhaps it is different for PS 7 than PS CS? No big deal though, just curious.
Thanx again,

Phil
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:46 PM
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Image adjustments shadow highlight is not in Photoshop 7. Its a new and very helpful feature in CS. It is sort of like an automatic fill flash. I don't remember whether or not autocolor is in seven either.
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Old 01-27-2005, 12:48 AM
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Flora,
Am having problems with your reduce shadows atn. I get to the Gaussian blur stage with no problem, and then the dialogue box comes up that says "in the fill dialogue box to set opacity between 40% and 80%. When I click continue there, everything seems to stop. I have two images open, the original and an image copy (gray). What am I missing here?
Hi Christo,

I hadn't forgotten your question .... I've been testing that action myself and had the same problem .... It seems to be something about the different way of handling documents between PS7 and PS CS ....

Anyway I wrote a new action for reducing shadows (tested with both versions of PS) ... you can dowload it from here.
I'd be grateful if you'd let me know if it works for you ....
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