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Old August 13 2011, 05:50 PM   #1665
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Re: The Photoshop Thread, Part IV

^ Wow... you're right. That is quite a difference! The good thing with a shot like that is that existing lighting and shadows are very diffused and uniform. It's tough when your starting photo has strong shadows already in it. What technique did you employ to create the bright spots on his forehead and nose? To create shadows, I use a polygonal selector tool with feathering set to 5, then go to Hue/Saturation and cut back on Lightness. I also play with turning down Brightness on the Contrast tool. I didn't have good results with introducing shine, so I tend to avoid doing it. I think maybe the issue was having feathering set too high.
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