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Old 05-01-2008, 02:30 PM
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Newbie i need some shadow help please.

I have a photo i need to reduce a shadow on the little girls face. I am using PSCS2. Anyone that could help??
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:48 PM
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Re: i need some shadow help please.

welcome to RetouchPRO

selecting the shadow with a generous feather.. then levels or curves may help
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:57 PM
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Re: i need some shadow help please.

There may be a number of solutions depending on the image. It would be a good idea for you to post the image here or some partr of the image to illustrate the type of shadow.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:50 PM
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Re: i need some shadow help please.

I suggest the Russell Brown technique of Soft Light Dodging and Burning.

The video is here: http://www.russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html

Scroll down to the CS2 tips and techniques, it's a little over half way down the page. I use it a lot!!
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:54 PM
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Re: i need some shadow help please.

Just want to add that I would be happy to use the technique and show you the result if you would like to send me the photo.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:32 PM
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Re: i need some shadow help please.

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Just want to add that I would be happy to use the technique and show you the result if you would like to send me the photo.
i would LOVE to post the image for some help but i do not know how. Can you explain it to me? Thanks soooo much!
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:43 PM
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There may be a number of solutions depending on the image. It would be a good idea for you to post the image here or some partr of the image to illustrate the type of shadow.
Regards, Murray
COULD YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW I POST THE IMAGE????
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:01 PM
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Re: i need some shadow help please.

i tried submitting. hoepfully this works
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:06 PM
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Re: i need some shadow help please.

Here's about five minutes work along with the relevant layers. I created a soft-light neutral layer above the background (Put your finger on the alt/opt key when adding a new layer, select Soft Light, and check the 50% neutral fill box). I then painted on this layer with white, using 5% opacity to slowly build up the lighting effect. This tended to wash out the color, so I added a new layer, chose color as the blending mode, sampled a color from the girl's face, then painted at 100%. Once I covered over the parts of the face that had become desaturated, I brought the opacity of the layer down to 55%. This was literally about five minutes of work, but with more time, you'll get much better results.

There were tons of jpg artifacts, but I assume you have a high-res version where this won't be a problem.

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:41 PM
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Re: i need some shadow help please.

Hi Crissywaters,
Have you tried, image,adjustments,shadow/highlight. Use a mask for the parts that you want to use.
Ray
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