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Old 11-03-2007, 10:30 PM
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Eliminating shadowing at the top

Can anyone tell me how to eliminate the shadowing at the top of this image? I've tried Select with the Marquee Tool, new Layer, Gradient tool, all to no purpose. I've tried the Clone Tool and the Healing Tool, as well.

I may be on the right track with the Gradient tool, but I'm not getting results. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:45 PM
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Re: Eliminating shadowing at the top

use the gradient tool on the layer mask of an adjustment layer...
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:07 AM
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Re: Eliminating shadowing at the top

I was unable to use levels to correct the small area on the upper left side. Just made a selection of each of the three parts and moved them up.

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Old 11-04-2007, 04:47 PM
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Re: Eliminating shadowing at the top

Hello! To be very honest, I don't mind the shadow at the top of the picture. I think it adds depth to it, otherwise I think it would look too flat. It would also make it look like the building never stops going up. I also think the shadow helps to emphasize the texture of the wood siding. Maybe it doesn't need to be fixed at all?! Very nice picture by the way!
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:19 PM
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Re: Eliminating shadowing at the top

One4UAll,
This is my try,
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:15 PM
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Re: Eliminating shadowing at the top

use curves, invert the mask and paint with white on the areas you want lightened.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:48 AM
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Re: Eliminating shadowing at the top

Hi,

create a new soft light layer
make a gradient from white to none (from the top till to end of unwanted shade)
set the opacity as U feel ok

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:21 AM
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Re: Eliminating shadowing at the top

Thanks to everyone for their helpful suggestions. Instead of responding to each post, I'll respond in this one post.

Two of you suggested the gradient tool, and I'm going to go with this as it seems simplest to me. I did do a decent job using gradient originally & got most of the shadow out. That's not to say the other methods suggested wouldn't work. I might try them.

Nikolas' comment that the shadow is ok, as is, impressed me, so I'm going to try for less shadow, rather than eliminate it. Something similar to Ray's rendition. saby's suggestion is very close to what I did originally, altho I did not use a soft light layer & I'll try that.

Thanks, again.
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