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Old 06-26-2010, 03:19 PM
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Please help - removing shadow

Hi, can someone please help in removing this shadow-fold in the middle?

I do not need someone do it for me but understand which is the best way to remove it. The texture is quite complex in that area. Need very good detail for final print.

Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:23 PM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

You could try to select the shadow via "Select"-"Color Range" and after that use a curves adj. layer to lighten the three quarter tones and darken the darkest parts (that's important, because otherwise you'll have loss in density).
After that, blur your mask a little to get some of the details back.

Next obvious step would be some dodge and burn to perfect the job (I'll leave that one to you) :-)
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:25 PM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

Nice. Thanks, I'll try it.
Sorry, which are the "three quarter tones"?
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:09 PM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

If this is not the ONLY wrikle you have, I'd suggest an Inverted Highpass

Dup BG and ALWAYS on this layer do the following:
Image/Adj/Brightness_Contrast -50 contrast with Legacy
Filters/Others/Highpass with a Radius:30 (If that's the full size crop jpg)
Filters/Blur/Gaussian Blur Radius:10 (Always 1/3 of the HP)
Invert Layer
Blend Linear Light
Mask to hide
Paint with white on the mask to show the effect (Opacity from 50 to 100) over the wrinkles.

Then D&B for perfection.

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Old 06-26-2010, 11:03 PM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

You could try to use dodge & burn.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:43 AM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

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If this is not the ONLY wrikle you have, I'd suggest an Inverted Highpass

Dup BG and ALWAYS on this layer do the following:
Image/Adj/Brightness_Contrast -50 contrast with Legacy
Filters/Others/Highpass with a Radius:30 (If that's the full size crop jpg)
Filters/Blur/Gaussian Blur Radius:10 (Always 1/3 of the HP)
Invert Layer
Blend Linear Light
Mask to hide
Paint with white on the mask to show the effect (Opacity from 50 to 100) over the wrinkles.

Then D&B for perfection.

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Hi Godma...nice to see you here. Nope, it's not the only one I have but many thanks for your tip, i'll try it. And this is just a little part of the overal image. :-(
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:45 AM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

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You could try to use dodge & burn.
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?
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:26 AM
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You could try to use dodge & burn.
That's why I said: If this is not the only wrinkle u have

If it's just one - you D&B

But I imagine the image is filled with them, D&B would take for ever, and with one inverted HP she can paint over all of them and it's a shortcut to get the initial evenness then you D&B a lil bit

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Old 06-27-2010, 07:32 AM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

You are great!
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:58 PM
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Re: Please help - removing shadow

godmother,

If I recall correctly, in your video on inverted high pass you did not use the brightness/contrast as a first step. Was this because it was used on a hair adjustment? Why in the fabric adjustment?

thanks

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