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  • How to remove light from photo and make natural

    I've to work with photos where my work is to make photo simple clear and natural. No any extra editing. Photo Background should be white. Most of the time some part of the face of the photo contains very light part and i've to make it like natural. Please some body guide me to do this. I'm not so familier to the all photoshop tools.

    Photo is taken in white curtain but it seems light black. Nikon D70 is used to take picture.

    If possible please kindly correct the attached photo and give me instruction to do so, so that i can practice and make other photos.

    thanks.
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  • #2
    Re: How to remove light from photo and make natura

    I am using plugin for PS http://www.alienskin.com/imagedoctor/

    see examples
    http://www.alienskin.com/imagedoctor/idoc_filters.aspx

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    • #3
      Re: How to remove light from photo and make natura

      I think dodge and burn thing would do it..

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      • #4
        Re: How to remove light from photo and make natura

        Nepal, welcome to RetouchPRO hope you enjoy your visits here

        Practice on extractions.. a good resource is a Quicktime movie by Russell Brown located here (may take a while to download)
        Instead of using blue sky ... use white background!
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        • #5
          Re: How to remove light from photo and make natura

          Thanks to all, for the reply and. Special thanks to 0lBaldy. 0lBaldy, will you tell me the name of the tools and filters that you've used to correct the photo.

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          • #6
            Re: How to remove light from photo and make natura

            levels,
            Extract tool (Separate from background),
            clone tool and healing tool (fix blemishes and highlights on face),
            liquify tool (hint of smile and raise corners of eyes)
            Practice Cubed!

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            • #7
              Re: How to remove light from photo and make natura

              Hello Nepal,

              Based on the image dimensions I'm guessing this picture is for use as a passport picture or a photo ID. While it is possible to retouch this sort of photo you would be better off to follow the strict guidelines of taking the picture. To do this you need to make sure you set the white balance on your camera to match the type of lighting you are using. In order to get a nice soft even light use a light box or bounce the light off of something. You should have a separate light between your subject and the background aimed at the background to avoid a shadow. Basically you want to make a triangle with your lighting placing the subject on the inside corner nearest the white background. You will save yourself many hours of retouching by doing this!

              ---------------background-------------------
              Light (aimed at backgroun)
              subject

              Light-------------------------------Light

              Good luck!.
              Last edited by RAG; 12-05-2008, 11:43 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: How to remove light from photo and make natura

                Maybe Nepal will come back.. this method for Nepal

                Easy way!
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