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Old 08-22-2007, 12:41 PM
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Burning Assistance

I'm having some issues with burning on this particular image. I'm trying to reintroduce some shadows I inadvertently removed, by D&Bing the image but I am not having any luck creating a "natural" shadow. I'm tried different exposure settings and modes, as well as a layer at 50% overlay and a low opacity brush. Both result it what looks more like a rash or birth mark, and less like a shadow. This is obviously lack of technique/experience on my part, so if anyone could give me some insight that would be great.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:03 PM
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Re: Burning Assistance

Are you looking for something like this?
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:35 PM
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Re: Burning Assistance

This is my try.

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Old 08-22-2007, 11:52 PM
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Re: Burning Assistance

Sorry lol, I just realized that I didn't even actually tell you what I was talking about. The shadow I am attempting to add, was located above the left eye. It was being cast by her hair; you can see the interruption that I caused.

Do you think I've lightened her skin tone too much?
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:18 AM
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Re: Burning Assistance

One of the easiest ways to restore a lost shadow is possibly to paint it back in from the original. I copied the 'before' onto a new layer in the 'after', added a black mask and then using a 10% opacity white painted back the shadow. If there is a shading difference or colour difference then you can unclick the mask and make the adjustments using either curves or using hue/saturation/lightness
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:41 AM
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Re: Burning Assistance

Ahh...very good! Thank you very much!
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