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Old 08-01-2010, 05:12 PM
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Too many shadows to fix?

I'm working on a session of photos and one of the boys hates the sun so we turned everyone and I have shadows to deal with.

I've tried playing with curves and some highlight and shadows stuff and can't seem to make this look quite right. Any ideas??
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:42 PM
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Re: Too many shadows to fix?

Hi, I have a photo studio and totally understand - but I think the family will love the photo ... the family is turned because of the son and I am sure they know that. I would adjust brightness and retouch the skin for the sunlight side which would be a little darker than you have it making that pretty - and then lighten the shadows with a masked curves or levels adjustment layer. Good Luck!
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:43 PM
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Re: Too many shadows to fix?

Try Camera Raw, using the brush adjustment. It's easy and you can do it very quick.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:12 AM
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Re: Too many shadows to fix?

Thanks! the Brush adjustment was a great tool - had never used it or known what it was for. I could use a big photoshop tutorial. Awesome, very exciting!
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Thanks! the Brush adjustment was a great tool - had never used it or known what it was for. I could use a big photoshop tutorial. Awesome, very exciting!

Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f35Kvpt4hFw
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:56 PM
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Re: Too many shadows to fix?

Fantastic thanks
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:57 PM
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Fantastic thanks
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