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Old 03-12-2010, 10:20 PM
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Face shadows/sun spots

I took this great picture of my daughter...had her stand under a tree to get the best outcome. Of course, I am left with a couple bright spots on her face...especially on her nose and left cheek. I am having a hard time getting these spots evened out. I would rather darken the bright spots...but wouldn't mind lightening the dark areas as well if that is the only option. I use PhotoShop 7.0. Everything I do makes her look fake. Help! Any ideas?? I have tried the curve tool, and 50% gray layer adjustments.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:14 AM
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Re: Face shadows/sun spots

I tried to correct the area with:
1. Curves adjustments using sample points
2. D&B using Light/Dark curve
I also, had to apply new texture borrowed from the chin area.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:23 AM
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Re: Face shadows/sun spots

Chillin, looks good.
I tried the patch tool on a separate layer set to darken. I sampled from the arm and I turned the opacity down to 65.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:13 AM
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Wow...I am very impressed with that result. Chillin', if you could provide me with any more detailed step-by-step for your process I would be very grateful. I am fairly new at this...but am anxious to learn and try to 'reproduce' your result. Thanks!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:53 AM
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Re: Face shadows/sun spots

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I took this great picture of my daughter...had her stand under a tree to get the best outcome. Of course, I am left with a couple bright spots on her face...especially on her nose and left cheek. I am having a hard time getting these spots evened out. I would rather darken the bright spots...but wouldn't mind lightening the dark areas as well if that is the only option. I use PhotoShop 7.0. Everything I do makes her look fake. Help! Any ideas?? I have tried the curve tool, and 50% gray layer adjustments.
You can view the photo here:
http://www.weatheryourway.com/cocora...s/227_2800.JPG
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Using PS7 I cropped it some just to focus more on the pretty face... then I copied the base layer and set the copy to screen mode and lowered the opacity some
mostly used the clone tool @ darken and lighten settings to remove some hair from the face then used the patch tool to repair clone errors then very judiciously over the bright areas to even them some.
lightened and sharpened the eyes
desaturated and lightened the yellow cast using Hue/Saturation


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Old 03-14-2010, 12:34 PM
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Re: Face shadows/sun spots

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Wow...I am very impressed with that result. Chillin', if you could provide me with any more detailed step-by-step for your process I would be very grateful. I am fairly new at this...but am anxious to learn and try to 'reproduce' your result. Thanks!!
Here you can see the steps I took...
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:56 PM
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Re: Face shadows/sun spots

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I took this great picture of my daughter...had her stand under a tree to get the best outcome. Of course, I am left with a couple bright spots on her face...especially on her nose and left cheek. I am having a hard time getting these spots evened out. I would rather darken the bright spots...but wouldn't mind lightening the dark areas as well if that is the only option. I use PhotoShop 7.0. Everything I do makes her look fake. Help! Any ideas?? I have tried the curve tool, and 50% gray layer adjustments.
You can view the photo here:
http://www.weatheryourway.com/cocora...s/227_2800.JPG

I removed the sun effects by placing a blank layer over-top, change the layer mode to Darken, sampling the darker skin colour nearby and painting over the light areas with a soft, very low opacity brush. The clone tool or healing brush will do a nice touch up after wards. I also enhanced her eyes and lightened her overall with curves.

http://www.pbase.com/image/122755495
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:22 PM
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Re: Face shadows/sun spots

Good Day

I use healing brush tool, soft brush and mode: darken.
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