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Old 12-15-2008, 04:07 AM
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Darken "sun" overexposure

Hi,

I m happy with my picture except the "color" of the faces. The right side of the faces is always overexposed, too light. I'm using CS3 but I m pretty new. Can someone let me know how to make the faces "darker"
Thanks a lot !
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:35 AM
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Re: Darken "sun" overexposure

They seem to be completely blown so any change to a darker color will just make the areas look dull and flat. I think you have to be creative and simply dra details, where there are no. Or carefully copy parts from the right side, mirror them and use rather low opacities.

Best is of course to expose manually, and to shoot RAW.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:04 AM
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Re: Darken "sun" overexposure

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They seem to be completely blown so any change to a darker color will just make the areas look dull and flat. I think you have to be creative and simply dra details, where there are no. Or carefully copy parts from the right side, mirror them and use rather low opacities.

Best is of course to expose manually, and to shoot RAW.
Hi,
I have this picture in RAW as well, but changing the whitebalance doesnt help me...
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:21 AM
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Re: Darken "sun" overexposure

I meant that, by changing the blown areas to another color will make it look dull and flat.

You can also try to use two different settings in camera raw ( one with a really low exposure ) and then combine and mask in Photoshop, to maybe recover at least some parts.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:31 AM
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Re: Darken "sun" overexposure

I switched to Lab Color and then using curves decreased the luminosity of the blown out colors from 255 to about 235.

Next on a separate layer using color blending mode I painted the blown out areas with colors from the other side of the face.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:49 AM
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Re: Darken "sun" overexposure

For a relatively quick fix: Dup the background, in SELECTIVE COLOR choose whites and with absolute method, slightly increase the black slider to taste. (You may wish to tweak some other sliders as well.) Add a cover all layer mask and paint the faces with a soft white brush. Adjust further with Shadow/Highlight if desired.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:41 PM
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Re: Darken "sun" overexposure

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Hi,
I have this picture in RAW as well,
Try adjusting the Recovery slider in ACR when you convert. It may bring them back in line.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:08 PM
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Re: Darken "sun" overexposure

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Hi,
I have this picture in RAW as well,
Can you post that file?
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