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Old 12-30-2008, 10:07 AM
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Getting the lighting even

What would be the best way to even out the lighting on the pants legs? One leg was in the sun and one leg was in the shade!! Like both to look like they were in shade. I'm using CS3. Thanks for any ideas!!

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:05 AM
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Re: Getting the lighting even

Hi Bob, welcome to RetouchPro. If the "sunny leg" is not blown out, i.e. there are still details, you could try to use a curve to match color and tone. Sample the colors (normal, light, shades) from the good leg and enter these values in the curves output. Than mask out unwanted areas...
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:14 AM
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Re: Getting the lighting even

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What would be the best way to even out the lighting on the pants legs? One leg was in the sun and one leg was in the shade!! Like both to look like they were in shade. I'm using CS3. Thanks for any ideas!!

Bob W.
Hi Bob,

how about posting that photo so that we know what you are talking about?

Have fun!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:31 AM
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Good idea!!! Here's the Flicker link. Hope it works.

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:55 PM
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Re: Getting the lighting even

Man I hope that's a crop to protect someones identity...

Here's just a quick go with the method mentioned & not much attention paid to the masking part. (isn't that just like me, leave the real work to you)

But I cannot help but wonder if this is gonna be a worthwhile photo to attempt it on. As soon as you get the jeans fixed it's just gonna create a conflict with other shaded areas in the photo. I'm not sure if it would ever look right unless you addressed them all. The shirt, the curb, arm shadow...etc. And that would be a large retouch.

OPPS..I just read you wanted to go to the shade, not the sunnny side. Not only can I not follow directions I don't listen very well either. I had more trouble with this.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:10 PM
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Re: Getting the lighting even

More of a case of saving size for the web. Not my shot so I said I would try to fix it. I'll give curves a whirl. That's for the suggestions!!

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