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Old 12-17-2008, 04:48 AM
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Little help please

Hi people,

I have recently taken some images of my new Nephew and whilst it was a learning experiance, I managed to get some good shots.

With the shot below, I really like the look he has going on, but unfortunatly as you can see I blew the lighting on the fluffy white thing within the shot.

Does anyone know of a technique I can use to rescue this image to make it in to something suitable?

http://www.adam.com.au/jdthomas/Phot...s/_IGP0816.jpg

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John
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:14 AM
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Re: Little help please

You can try with color brush and the color picker to paint the burn out. But remind you in the blew out spots all the details are lost from the pic.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:40 AM
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Re: Little help please

Hi Funkhead, something like this? Added a curve adjustment and darkened, inverted layer mask (hide all) and painted with a soft white brush with about 20% opacity on the blown out areas to tone them down. Cute Pic btw
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:08 PM
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Re: Little help please

Hi John, Welcome to RetouchPRO

What software are you using?

Precious Baby! Nice Photography!

Had to have a go... I use PS 7 and did about the same as Amica except prior to using the curves layer I patched the bright spots after cloning the edges with a darker area so the patches would blend better also patched the cheek and cloned the bright areas on the nose
Brightened the eye highlights and Iris then darkened the pupil to make the eyes POP
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:18 PM
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Re: Little help please

Thank you all for taking the time to help me with this.

The images you guys have come up with are much better and I will re-try the image to see if I can resurect it.

I am currently sitting in front of CS4.

I appreciate your help.

John
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:19 PM
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Re: Little help please

Nice one OB, I didn't dare to touch it up further, but had my fingers itching especially for these already beautiful eyes :-)
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:32 PM
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John, Just take your time and work on layers, I am sure that working on the high res file you will come up with an outstanding final rendition.. can't wait for you to post it!

Thanks Amica, Scratch that itch.. nothing ventured, nothing gained..
Would love to see the outcome after you have satisfied your desires! Go for it!
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:12 PM
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Re: Little help please

OlBaldy.

I only hope I can meet your expectations

I will post up my final version as soon as I am done.

John
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:22 PM
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Re: Little help please

OB you've asked for it.. :-) John, hope you don't mind, as I realized that this wasn't asked in your request...

Cloned the light lines on the nostrils, some dodging and burning on the cheek and forehead, highpass/hard light on eyes, vignetting...
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:24 PM
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Go for gold people, if you want the larger image to play with, I am more than happy to supply it.
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