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Old 04-13-2010, 01:58 PM
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Removing a shadow

Hi,

Is there a way in CS3 to remove the shadow shown in this pic. http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k..._9520-Edit.jpg

I tried adjusting "shadow/highlight", brightness etc but i just cant get it to look natural enough. Is it the case that the shadow is so severe that it cant be recovered?

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Old 04-13-2010, 04:37 PM
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Re: Removing a shadow

Actually Shadow Highlight adj will work. However you will get better results by opening the image in Camera RAW and increasing the fill slider. I did that, then straightened the image, applied Filter>Distort>Lens Correction to correct the buildings vertical distortion. You can make the shadow area brighter than I did if you like or you may find this too bright and tone it down a bit.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:10 PM
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Re: Removing a shadow

I used Screen layers (3) combined and masked out all but the shadows. Next dodged and burned on a 50% gray layer set to Overlay. Sharpened all the shadowed areas.

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Old 05-01-2010, 06:50 AM
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Re: Removing a shadow

Thanks guys and apologies for the late response.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:32 PM
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Re: Removing a shadow

Like Murray I opened the camera in Raw and used the fill to lighten up the dark areas.

Next I used the quick selection tool and copied the brighter parts of the image and copied that to a new layer using multiply blending mode.

I used the distort lens correction in photoshop to correct the distortion

I cloned out the wires on the right side of the image
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:36 PM
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Re: Removing a shadow

What do you mean by "Used the fill to lighten up the dark areas" ?
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:09 PM
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Re: Removing a shadow

When you open the photo in camera raw. There is an option called fill light that tends to lighten up dark areas of the photo. Sort of like in photoshop using Image/Adjustments/Shadow Highlights.
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