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Old 12-18-2009, 10:46 AM
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Shade effect

Hi everyone,

It's my first post here.
I have a problem. Check my attachment (unfortunately 100Kb is not enough, so this photo is here: www.partyinfo.com.pl/aatempaa/test5t.tif). There is a guy near Tom Hanks - it's me. But I have no idea how to make softer the border of the helmet's shade. IMO now it's too hard.

Please, help.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:58 AM
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Re: Shade effect

You can soften the borders with the Blur-tool ([K]).
Besides you should really add some noise onto your face to match the quality of the images.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:20 AM
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Hi everyone,

It's my first post here.
I have a problem. Check my attachment (unfortunately 100Kb is not enough, so this photo is here: www.partyinfo.com.pl/aatempaa/test5t.tif). There is a guy near Tom Hanks - it's me. But I have no idea how to make softer the border of the helmet's shade. IMO now it's too hard.

Please, help.

the helmet's shadow is the last problem Imho
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:26 PM
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Re: Shade effect

hi
I think ice7 you heighten with adding noise a little bit Check if now it's OK (I've added some blur into helmet's shadow border and added some noise).

Please, comment
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:46 PM
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Re: Shade effect

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hi
I think ice7 you heighten with adding noise a little bit Check if now it's OK (I've added some blur into helmet's shadow border and added some noise).

Please, comment
your face is in different colour tones than the rest on the picture, this should be the first thing you have to fix

the image has jpeg artifacts that you need to duplicate with noise

use some dodge and burn also to get some of the contrast and look as the rest of the faces, and soften the shadow transition too

hope this helps you
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:55 PM
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Re: Shade effect

All the rest of the soldiers are lit from the front, while you're lit from the side.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:02 PM
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Re: Shade effect

Oww, lighting is an issue that I cannot do in Photoshop, so I dont take it up
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:05 PM
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Re: Shade effect

used the history brush @ screen (low opacity)to brighten portions of the face and the helmet shadow, and used it @ multiply(low opacity) to darken portions of the face
Added some masked colors on a color layer from the original people
added noise
Median @2 (for noise)
fixed ear
sharpened face on its own layer

Give the GIF a couple seconds to change

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Old 12-18-2009, 03:08 PM
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Oww, lighting is an issue that I cannot do in Photoshop, so I dont take it up
No interest in learning new techniques?

I guess there's no point in me sticking around then. Adios!
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:36 AM
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Re: Shade effect

I would start with curves to match the hue & brightness.
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