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Old 11-11-2008, 01:36 AM
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Unhappy Shadow casting (one side of face)

I'm having trouble putting shadow on 1-side of the guy on the right's right side of his face (from the light in the middle)

I want to make it look more realistic with the lighting, he sort of pops out of the picture:

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/5920/00ct0.jpg

Please help!!!
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:06 AM
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Re: Shadow casting (one side of face)

Mandude1, welcome to RetouchPRO

What retouching software do you have? This will help focus the tips to the programs you have available to work with.

Sometimes people that link to an outside site and are asking for help, wind up deleting the image after they have the answer they were looking for. Since those links are now broken, that makes the forum thread essentially useless for future readers. It is much better to attach images on this site. That way the image that is posted will be viewable forever.

After you post your less than 100K version here, you could also post a link to the site that is hosting your larger version (as you did)...
Or use any of these other host options:
ImageVenue.com (3Meg max, free) or pixentral.com (2Meg max, free) or photobucket.com (1 Meg max free,... 5 Meg PRO)-- or Flickr.com (5Meg max free)...

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The sample you provided is very small... a larger resolution picture would be nice for evaluations..

I used hue/saturation layer for redness then mostly the history brush set to Multiply to darken and some Screen to lighten with a little Burn Tool thrown in for the light..

Looking forward to seeing your post of the solution to your vision for this photo..
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:52 AM
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Unhappy Re: Shadow casting (one side of face)

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Mandude1, welcome to RetouchPRO
The sample you provided is very small... a larger resolution picture would be nice for evaluations..

I used hue/saturation layer for redness then mostly the history brush set to Multiply to darken and some Screen to lighten with a little Burn Tool thrown in for the light..

Looking forward to seeing your post of the solution to your vision for this photo..
Thanks 0lBaldy

The images I have are still not very high quality. But really its suppose to be that way anyway because I'm using the image in a game I'm currently making (urban simu game).

Here is what I came up with and the pics separately. I'm still having lots of problems with putting the shadow on the right side of the guy on the right while keeping it looking as real as possible.
Also since there is a quality difference I played around with the quality of the images separately, then merging them. I included the raw pics of angles without the light in the middle if that helps.
Please help me!!!!

*I'm using Photoshop CS3*
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File Type: jpg sam2.jpg (37.5 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg williet2.jpg (43.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg 02.jpg (45.7 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg sam3.jpg (32.6 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg sam4.jpg (35.4 KB, 8 views)

Last edited by mandude1; 11-11-2008 at 10:11 AM. Reason: Image for game development
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:12 AM
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Re: Shadow casting (one side of face)

So it sounds as if you have it almost the way you want but still want some very subtle changes ..
I only used the history brush set at multiply and 14%.. making several passes with a very soft brush at the appropriate sizes...cleaned up some over painting with the same brush set to normal

maybe some other gamers on here can help you more.. I here CGI can do wonders
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