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Old 10-09-2008, 03:00 PM
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shadow drives me insane!!

hai you all,

i am new, and am amazed by all the things you made, its awesome!
I have a picture with shadow, and I can not get it right to look the shadow part also like the fur around.

Can somebody please help me?
Thanks a lot
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:02 PM
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Re: shadow drives me insane!!

Had a very quick crude play with your picture.

Selected shadow area across dogs head, adjusted levels to brighten, adjusted colour to compensate for colour shift. Cloned out the joins.

Repeated for his shoulder.

Did a less severe adjustment for his under chin area, as it looked unnatural without shadow.

With a bit more time than I've got available you should be able to get a better result.
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:58 PM
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Had a very quick crude play with your picture.

Selected shadow area across dogs head, adjusted levels to brighten, adjusted colour to compensate for colour shift. Cloned out the joins.

Repeated for his shoulder.

Did a less severe adjustment for his under chin area, as it looked unnatural without shadow.

With a bit more time than I've got available you should be able to get a better result.
Hi Gary,

well thank you so much, its look much more better then it did before and for sure much better then what I made of it!
Thanks so much for your time and explanation, I hope I can get just a good result by myself

reguards,
Nathalie
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:09 AM
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Re: shadow drives me insane!!

I used some targeted curves, highpass from a blue channel to brig back the texture & a touch of D&B.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:23 AM
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I used some targeted curves, highpass from a blue channel to brig back the texture & a touch of D&B.
Hi Chillin,

I never ussed the curves option (didn't even know it exsist, oeeff)
But the result is excellent!
Thank you so much for your reply and your explanation!

have a nice day
nathalie
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:26 PM
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Re: shadow drives me insane!!

Hi Nathalie,

Be sure to post back when you've got your image looking as you want it to.

Good luck, and enjoy yourself.
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:04 PM
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Re: shadow drives me insane!!

Hello, wow, that's just what I've been trying to do on my photo for a week! I'm having a bit of trouble doing what you did to fix it though. Could you please explain the steps in a bit more detail for someone like me who has very little experience with Photoshop Gary? I would appreciate it very much. Here is my photo--

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2866271...4776/?edited=1
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:16 AM
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Re: shadow drives me insane!!

I see that the problem has been basically resolved, but I'll toss my try in the ring.

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:39 AM
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Hello, wow, that's just what I've been trying to do on my photo for a week! I'm having a bit of trouble doing what you did to fix it though. Could you please explain the steps in a bit more detail for someone like me who has very little experience with Photoshop Gary? I would appreciate it very much. Here is my photo--

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2866271...4776/?edited=1
Mainly curves work could do the job.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:49 AM
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Re: shadow drives me insane!!

Thanks what's curves work? Could you explain the steps? I have more photos too. I have a lot of work to do!

Thanks Miss A
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