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Old 06-27-2010, 02:26 PM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

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Oh great to, i'll tried but don't know why i burn to much..can't obtain a good plain surface like u've done. Are u using curves or a 50% grey level to do that?
...curves & softening the mask
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:01 PM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

Was this because it was used on a hair adjustment? Why in the fabric adjustment?

You can either use Brightness/Contrast or the scale of 2 ("Apply Image").
It's basically just two ways to get around the issues with the standard high pass (loss of shadows and highlights).
But: Apply Image is the more accurate one (just little, so you can get away with B/C in most cases).
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:41 AM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

Jonas or anyone,

It seems to me the radius/blur one puts on the Low layer is critical. Is there a rule of thumb for this? I read that small detail one should use a smaller radius/blur. Less detail, a larger blur/radius.

I used a procedure where the High layer used Apply Image in Subract and 2/128 settings. I then put a blank layer, set to Softlight blend, between the High and Low layers and painted with a white/black brush on the wrinkles. Is this right?

I did get some encouraging results, but it was not perfect. It seemed to want more dodge and burning. This is where the radius/blur setting is critical, I think.

Comments? Advice?

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:09 PM
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You should blur the layer, until all of your good detail you want to keep is gone.
That is because all those details will be stored in the HIGH layer afterwards, protected from any LOW layer adjustments.
In between the two layers, you can create a new layer in "Normal" mode on which you paint with the according color (always pick new colors that are near but not the shadows) over the wrinkles to lighten them.

Edit: I guess that's pretty self-explaining, but you should use a lowered opacity while brushing on the layer in between.
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