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Old 09-01-2010, 03:15 PM
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How to manage with back light?

Hi there,
I need from advice, how to manage with back light on that picture
http://www.flickr.com/photos/azcumbria/4948837201/

Thanks in advance.
Andy
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:36 PM
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Re: How to manage with back light?

My quick method:
straightened
Soft History Brush set at Multiply for the brighter area between the girls and faded to taste (several passes fading each on other light areas also)
Multiply layer for dresses
screen layer for parts of faces and arms and legs
Hue saturation layer to reduce reds and yellows some
Sharpened eyes,lips, jewelry
Final dress adjustments
a bit of cloning and healing on the final combined layer
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:38 PM
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Re: How to manage with back light?

How is this? I kinda winged it, mainly you have to adjust the levels while using your selection tool.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:43 PM
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Re: How to manage with back light?

Well I thought I'd be different and use a very rarely used PS command. On a copy of the BG did Image>Adjust>Equalize. Added a layer mask and applied a black to white radial gradiant on the mask from the center outward. The only thing remaining was to burn the flare where the young ladies' heads come together.
I tried the Shadow/Highlight adjustment but did not like the results.
Regards, Murray
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:35 AM
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Re: How to manage with back light?

Thanks on every one for advice.
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