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  • [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?




    Last edited by Saikat; 05-11-2003, 02:06 PM.

  • #2
    forgot to post example

    Here is the example
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    • #3
      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."

      Jeanie

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          could you please mention the full name of the book and the publisher -- SaiKat

          RetouchPRO Reviews - Katrin Eismann's Book

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          • #6
            tnx for the heads up
            gonna give that a try for sure..
            cheers
            heathrowe

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Effectively remove shadow from picture

                    Why don't you use 'shadow/highlights'.

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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Effectively remove shadow from picture

                          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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                          • #14
                            Re: [Tutorial] Effectively remove shadow from pict

                            amazing!!! thank you for the tips

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                            • #15
                              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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