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Old 05-09-2009, 05:40 AM
_ManWithNoName_ _ManWithNoName_ is offline
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Masking Out Bright Light

Hello All.

Hope you can help. Im not sure out of the limited techniques I have how to go about removing the distracting light (you will see) in the image. Id like to correctly remove it and learn at the same time how you would go about it.

If you could help me out have a bash and let me know / show workflow I would be muchly appreciated.

Thanks for your time

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Old 05-09-2009, 09:46 AM
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Re: Masking Out Bright Light

I changed the image to RGB, selected the light and feathered by 15 pixels. Put it on a new layer, set that layer to Multiply. Last I duplicated the Multiply layer.

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Old 05-09-2009, 10:09 AM
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Re: Masking Out Bright Light

Make two layers,
Use the levels, darken it to almost black.
add the mask and paint the light back, except for the street light.
adjust the way you want it.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:28 AM
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Re: Masking Out Bright Light

Thanks fellas. It's so easy when you know how :-)

Much Appreciated...

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Old 05-12-2009, 02:53 AM
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Re: Masking Out Bright Light

Okay. Had a go on this last night and the results weren't too great. You cans see a disticnt step in colour between the mulitply selection. I did have bette rookie results, just painting carfully around it and trying to blend..

Any more for any more

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Old 05-15-2009, 12:10 AM
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Re: Masking Out Bright Light

Instead, I moved it down the street.

- copied/pasted a selection of the dark BG on the left to a new layer
- extracted the upper portion of the subject to a new layer
- selected the offending light and copied to a new layer
- moved the BG over to cover the 'old' light
- set the 'new' light back and more in-line with the subjects head
- cloned the pole from across the street to below the new light
- used curves to darken where the old light was and lighten where the new one is
- used the clone tool and PWL(Paint with Light) to reshape the foreground shadow somewhat.

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