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Old 05-17-2004, 12:59 PM
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over-exposed section ??

This photo has been repaired mostly, but the over exposed skull is driving me nuts. I have tried burning but looks unnatural, thanks for any advice!!
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Old 05-17-2004, 06:57 PM
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A couple options to consider that came to mind when I first saw the image.
* If you were attempting to add character to the image by including the skull in the foreground, I applaud your creativity. In my opinion (even it the skull was properly exposed), its presence is a distraction if the true subject of the photo is the woman in the background. If that's the case you could crop out the skull and your problems are over.
* I'll bet if you surfed the net you could come up with a skull image that could be used to either completely or partially replace the under exposed one via a little layer mask maneuvering.

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Old 05-18-2004, 11:28 AM
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If that's the case you could crop out the skull and your problems are over.
I could not agree with you more Danny !! The customer insist on the skull.... rats!!!
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Old 05-18-2004, 01:05 PM
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I have to agree with Danny, then -- if possible find another skull and photograph it from the same angle, then merge it into the photograph. It's pretty much impossible to do much with the reolution of photo you posted, but just as an indication here's a start using a photograph from the web and distorted to fit -- if you need to print this at any significant size then shooting a real skull at the right angle will give much better results, though.
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Old 05-19-2004, 06:40 PM
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I have a tutorial that should help. It shows you how to use tone-based masks.

http://www.thelightsright.com/Digita...%20Numbers.pdf

I also have an action set that automates the generation of tone-based masks.

http://www.thelightsright.com/Digita...%20Toolkit.zip

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Old 05-19-2004, 07:42 PM
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Mitch:

Could you apply your tone-based mask method to this pic and post the results? That would illustrate the value of the technique.

~Danny~
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Old 05-19-2004, 08:32 PM
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Mitch:

Could you apply your tone-based mask method to this pic and post the results? That would illustrate the value of the technique.

~Danny~
I'd be glad to, but all I see is a thumbnail.

Have a look at the tutorial, it walks though an example.

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Old 05-19-2004, 09:04 PM
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Sorry for the small file, let me try again. Thanks for all your input!!!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2004, 09:07 PM
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That is the original .......... I am working with .... Thanks!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:51 PM
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Ah, a bigger pic to work with. That should help.

Bet Mitch's tutorial would be helpful on this one.
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