Removing Shadows From Face

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mintlivedotcom, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. mintlivedotcom, Apr 24, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011

    mintlivedotcom macrumors regular

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    I have two photos that the mall employees took of the Easter Bunny and my son. They used the built-in flash and there is a fence shadow on my son's face. It's just on his face, but UGH!

    I have Pixelmator 1.6.5, but never use it for lack of knowledge. I take 99.9% of my family's photos and use external flashes when necessary to avoid the problem I have now.

    With that said, I can't find any simple tutorials anywhere. Does anyone have a link to share?

    Image links:
    http://harkangelproductions.com/filechute/easter1.jpg
    http://harkangelproductions.com/filechute/easter2.jpg
     
  2. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    That's nothing to do with built-in versus external flash.

    Essentially you need to select the dark areas and lighten them, and probably fiddle with the colouring a bit. You could try cloning but they're quite large areas.
     
  3. mintlivedotcom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually, I don't believe the built-in flash went off on the mall's camera. Yes, if they had used one, then this wouldn't be a thread topic.

    I agree, though, that the shadows on my son's face is rather prohibiting of doing anything with it.
     
  4. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    Here's a fixed version for you.

    DropBoxed File

    While the cameras flash did go off, it couldn't overpower the sun and remove the shadows so I just cloned them out. Hope this helps.
     
  5. mintlivedotcom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks so much! I owe you big time. Have a great week!
     
  6. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    That'll be $15. :)
     
  7. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    #7
    No offense, but that fix looks bloody awful.
     
  8. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Ditto. I thought the guy/gal who did the patch was making a bad funny.

    Dale
     

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