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[Tutorial] Effectively remove shadow from picture

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Old 05-11-2003, 01:42 PM
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Smile [Tutorial] Effectively remove shadow from picture

Hi friends,

Here is a small tutorial - " how to remove shadow from picture "
there are other techniques but i think this one is most effective.

load picture in Photoshop.

duplicate the picture

change mode to grayscale (not original , only the copy)

apply gaussian blur with radius value 6.

now select original picture.

now click on -- select > load selection (channel - gray ,
select invert box)

now you can see the selection of shadow, here you can add or subtract area with lasso tool,

now click on edit > fill (content mode-- 50% gray, blending mode-- color dodge)

now set the opacity on the fill window as you desire, it may be 100% or 20 to 100 % ,

Now click OK and see the difference.



if it help you, let me know..
any one with better method to remove shadow?





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Old 05-12-2003, 05:04 AM
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Thumbs down forgot to post example

Here is the example
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Old 05-12-2003, 08:56 AM
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Hi Saikat,

I think your technique is very similar (if not the same) as the one Katrin Eisman describes in her book as a "fill flash" technique. I've been using it for quite a while now and have gotten great results with it! Thanks for bringing it to our attention again. It's a great technique and I think should be in everyone's "tool kit."

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Old 05-12-2003, 12:48 PM
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thanks Jeanie,

I found this method in a monthly magazine's tips and tricks section about 2 years ago.

I dont know that it is from Katrin Eisman book.
I am looking for that book..
could you please mention the full name of the book and the publisher.

good photoshop tutorial book's are very rare in my place.
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Old 05-12-2003, 06:41 PM
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could you please mention the full name of the book and the publisher -- SaiKat

RetouchPRO Reviews - Katrin Eismann's Book
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Old 05-14-2003, 07:55 PM
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tnx for the heads up
gonna give that a try for sure..
cheers
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:28 PM
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Re: Effectively remove shadow from picture

Thanks for the tip. I'm really new to using photoshop and it's taking me a while to learn the program. is there any kind of guide I can use to learn the basics. I tried to follow your directions but I don't know how to change a image to greyscale besides... Image>mode>Grayscale and that changes that flatten all the layers. Thanks for any help in advance.
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Re: Effectively remove shadow from picture

I didn't notice how old this is, sorry I got it to work though
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:17 AM
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Re: Effectively remove shadow from picture

how can u do this if it is making you're original grayscale as well?
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:40 PM
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Re: Effectively remove shadow from picture

Why don't you use 'shadow/highlights'.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:55 PM
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Re: [Tutorial] Effectively remove shadow from pict

because then it changes the whole pic and I don't want the highlights blown out.
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Re: [Tutorial] Effectively remove shadow from pict

I tried your directions but couldn't get it to work. Any other ideas?
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:26 PM
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Re: Effectively remove shadow from picture

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Originally Posted by emoore83 View Post
Thanks for the tip. I'm really new to using photoshop and it's taking me a while to learn the program. is there any kind of guide I can use to learn the basics. I tried to follow your directions but I don't know how to change a image to greyscale besides... Image>mode>Grayscale and that changes that flatten all the layers. Thanks for any help in advance.
Try kelbytraining.com or lynda.com if you like video tutorials. Their introductory photoshop courses are phenomenal.
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Re: [Tutorial] Effectively remove shadow from pict

amazing!!! thank you for the tips
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:33 PM
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Re: [Tutorial] Effectively remove shadow from pict

Hmmm - didn't work for me - maybe I missed a step: I'll try again . . .
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