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Old 07-14-2007, 12:00 AM
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Re: How to remove the shadow from face ?

You're so welcome..... I was glad to do it..... when I re-read my post, I sounded like I was complaining but I truly wasn't...... actually, I was mad at myself for being lazy.... I had typed part of the steps then left my computer just sitting for quite awhile ... when I came back to finish up, I thought I'd better copy what I'd written just in case it got lost..... but I didn't want to take the time and, sure enough, I lost it...... I won't do that again

I just know you'll do a great job...... if you get a chance, post your finished picture..... we'd love to see it!

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Old 07-14-2007, 12:26 AM
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Re: How to remove the shadow from face ?

I used hue/saturation layer, Brightness/Contrast layer + some cloning.
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:03 AM
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Re: How to remove the shadow from face ?

Here is what I achieved finally following Beth's method

Beth, I had some confusion with step 9. May be that resulted in not so good looking skin on the face? Please suggest me if you figure out what did go wrong in my retouching. Thanks.

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Old 07-14-2007, 07:26 AM
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Re: How to remove the shadow from face ?

Hi pranavy...... you did a good job.... and, for you, step 9 probably wasn't necessary since you have the larger file and wouldn't be dealing with the jpeg artifacts on his face in the smaller, posted one we worked on.......

I left step 9 in just in case you might need to use the Clone tool (even in the future) and wanted to show that you clone on a new, blank layer with Sample All Layers checked..... that way, you can adjust the opacity of the cloning..... you may have already known this, though (about cloning)....

The thing that I see about the skin is the discoloration or some gray areas.... is that what you mean? Now, others may have a better way of correcting this but I would:

1. Click the Add New Layer icon at the bottom of Layers pallette

2. Choose a soft, round brush and set the brush settings to Overlay and opacity of maybe 10% - 24%

3. In Layers pallette, set blend mode of the blank layer to Color.

4. Now, Alt click to sample nearby colors and paint over those gray areas to add color.... when finished, adjust opacity of this layer...... This should take care of it.....

Let me know if this is it...... it's looking good!

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