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Old Jun 14, 2008, 8:43 PM   #1
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I took a few black people's faces recently and I have not been really good at it. Do you use a fill-in flash ? Any other setting ?

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Old Jun 15, 2008, 5:34 AM   #2
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I beleive the situation occurs most often because of the contrast between a dark complexion and a light background. I use PSE6's Shadows/Highlights tool.

This is the original of a photo I took at a concert at a school where my daughter-in-law teaches Band.



This is the result of PSE6's"Lighten Shadows" by 25%.
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 6:47 AM   #3
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Much better indeed but that means a new mask, multiple selections, then the "lighten shadow" otherwise all details in shirts are lost like in the corrected pic.

That's lots of work.

I have just added a pic to illustrate the kind of pic I am having prob with
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 11:31 AM   #4
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philgib wrote:
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... otherwise all details in shirts are lost like in the corrected pic.
Maybe.



... vs. ...



... or, while you're lightening the shadows, you could also darken the highlights, as in ...
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