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Old 08-19-2008, 08:22 AM
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Removing shadows from face

Hi all,

I'm having a terrible time trying to remove the shadows from a picture. I need to remove the shadows from her face and preferably her hair and top as it'll probably look odd otherwise!

I've tried cloning and brushing, but it looks too plasticy. It's hell trying to work around the mouth too as the photo isn't of great quality. Anyone got any ideas?

The photo is here: http://s521.photobucket.com/albums/w...ent=photo1.jpg

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Old 08-19-2008, 09:01 AM
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Re: Removing shadows from face

Hi Gax, welcome to RetouchPro...in order to give you some direction it would be useful to know what kind of photo editing sw you have available...
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:09 AM
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Re: Removing shadows from face

gax23, welcome to RetouchPRO! Nice to have you aboard. Poke around, ask questions, have fun! Hope you enjoy your visits here.

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Old 08-19-2008, 09:30 AM
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Re: Removing shadows from face

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Hi Gax, welcome to RetouchPro...in order to give you some direction it would be useful to know what kind of photo editing sw you have available...
Thanks - I'm using Adobe Photoshop 7
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:40 AM
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Re: Removing shadows from face

Realy quick try just to give you a sample
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:42 AM
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Re: Removing shadows from face

Excellent! How did you do that?
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:12 PM
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Re: Removing shadows from face

I like to use a 50% gray layer set to Soft Light and paint on it with a soft white brush at about 25% opacity to lighten the shadow. There is a slight color shift occurring, which I try to correct with the Hue/Sat layer.

To brighten things a bit more I applied an Omni Lighting Effect on Layer 3, which is a merge of all below (Normal at 33% opacity).

Layer 4, another merge has a 2% Median filter applied (masked to expose the lightened area only) to reduce the noise in that area.

A little extra contrast and a warming Photo Filter are also applied.

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