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Old 01-04-2009, 05:01 PM
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Help with removing softbox glare

Need help removing the glare off the wood in this image. It's in several wedding photos I took yesterday.
Thanks.
David
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:54 PM
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Re: Help with removing softbox glare

I used a lot of curves & brushing in color mode.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:42 PM
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I used a lot of curves & brushing in color mode.
WOW! That looks great Chillin. I tried the burn tool in Photoshop without any luck. Would it be possible to post how to do this? Like I said, I have several to correct.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:09 PM
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Re: Help with removing softbox glare

Just FYI, if your going to remove the big glair, you need to remove it all from both sides.

Good job chillin,
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:28 PM
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Just FYI, if your going to remove the big glair, you need to remove it all from both sides.

Good job chillin,
-Keven
I could live with removing the big glare and leaving the small one on the right. I tried moving the lights up and down left and right and I could not get rid of that glare. It about drove me crazy, besides I was running out of time because the wedding was about to start.

David
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:19 PM
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Re: Help with removing softbox glare

Nice job Chillin!
David, here is another option to consider in the context of your expectations for the final image. I made a selection of the right side of the image (attached). Copied to a new layer, flipped it horizontally, and aligned it to the opposite side. Added a layer mask and just painted on the mask to cover the bit of groom and blend the patch in. This took less than two minutes. Now you are left with a small patch shown with the oval red outline that you can just quickly clone away. There are other ways to approach this retouch. This is just one of the options.
Regards, Murray
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:26 PM
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Thanks Murray. That looks like a great idea and it's fast too. I'l have to give it a try.

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Old 01-04-2009, 11:53 PM
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Re: Help with removing softbox glare

Not any better then the above examples but thought I'd post anyway.

I did copy from the other side but also saved some of the grain detail to overlay after the copy.

Butch
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:40 AM
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Re: Help with removing softbox glare

I finally got some time to edit this one. Could have done better job evening if spent more time but its just proof of concept. Any of the other suggestions can do just as well, just another way to do things.

What I did:
  1. Sampled good color of red wood
  2. Made new blank layer set to multiply blending mode
  3. Painted in white area's and uneven parts with a 25% opacity, 35% flow brush
  4. Made second layer to paint some more where one dose was not enough
  5. Made brightness contrast layer to brighten to make even, masked people and rest of background

Don't for get to clone out the glasses next to the bride.

Good luck,
-Keven
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:31 AM
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Re: Help with removing softbox glare

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I finally got some time to edit this one. Could have done better job evening if spent more time but its just proof of concept. Any of the other suggestions can do just as well, just another way to do things.

What I did:
  1. Sampled good color of red wood
  2. Made new blank layer set to multiply blending mode
  3. Painted in white area's and uneven parts with a 25% opacity, 35% flow brush
  4. Made second layer to paint some more where one dose was not enough
  5. Made brightness contrast layer to brighten to make even, masked people and rest of background

Don't for get to clone out the glasses next to the bride.

Good luck,
-Keven
Wow, great job Keven and thanks for the heads up on the glasses. I didn't even see them!
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