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Old Oct 21, 2004, 11:18 AM   #1
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Is there any way to fix this? The backrop really was white, but the rust carpet must have been reflected onto it (yippee...70's shag). I would love to hear how to remove shadows. I played and played with the lights and I just couldn't make them go away.

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Old Oct 21, 2004, 1:27 PM   #2
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How's this for a quick fix? In PSP7 I did a histogram adjustment and an auto contrast adjustment. I then used the clone tool with a hardness of 50 to remove the shadows. If I had more time, I could have done a better job with the cloning but I think you get the idea.



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Old Oct 21, 2004, 1:45 PM   #3
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Thanks, Cal!



What exactly is a histogram adjustment? Is that where you play with the three colors until you get the right saturation?
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 4:27 PM   #4
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That's a really good question--one I wondered about for a long time. A histogram is a graph of light/darkness values vs number of pixels at that luminosity value. The left side of the graph represents dark areas of the picture while the right side is bright areas. There are three sliders under the graph. The one on the left adjusts dark or shadow areas. The one on the right adjust bright areas, and the one in the middle adjusts mid-range or gamma. There is an excellent tutorial on histograms on "The Luminous Landscape". Here is a link http://luminous-landscape.com/tutori...stograms.shtml

Your camera most likely has a histogram display available for shots already taken but there won't be any adjustments. Photo software such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro have histogram adjustment screens for use with the currently loaded picture. You will find the histogram adjustment under brightness/darkness or color adjustments.

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Old Oct 21, 2004, 6:23 PM   #5
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heres my try


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My attempt, hope you like it.


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I tried:-)




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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 1:53 AM   #9
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Here's some variations using quick backgrounds I made in Photoshop.






These backgrounds were created using the clouds filter in Photoshop with a combination of lighting effects, brush strokes, and multiple layers. Not the best, but not bad for a few minutes of playing around.
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Thanks!! I have so much to learn!
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