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Anyone wanna help me get rid of shadows?

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:43 PM
danielwd danielwd is offline
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Re: Anyone wanna help me get rid of shadows?

Originally Posted by Juergen D View Post
Lightning up the shadow(s) is the way to go. This is done with a 50% gray layer set to Soft Light.


Can anyone give me the step-by-step directions on how to complete this task?

It seems alot easier to do than the other method I just started a new thread on and it seems like it creates good results.

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:28 AM
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Re: Anyone wanna help me get rid of shadows?

Open a new, blank layer above the Background layer. Set it to Soft Light. Then fill with 50% gray (>Edit >Fill Layer..). Select a soft round brush and set it to 20 - 25% opacity, white.
Paint on that layer over the shadows until they are light enough. Check your progress occasionally by toggling the visibility of the 50% gray layer.
I actually also lightened the left side (looking at it) of her face.
Next I opened a Hue/Sat Adjustment layer, masked to only expose the lightened grass area, and corrected the color of that patch.

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Old 12-07-2009, 03:49 PM
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Re: Under different lights.

Maybe after an evening game where the shadows fit in a bit better?

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