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A lifting experience

By Julesworks
Taken at a BBQ last July. I only have photoshop starter pack... so I would be grateful for any hints on how this image can be improved to remove the shadowing on her face.

Tags: Happy Fun Girl Smile Portraits and people Shoulder ride

Voters: CarolG, VIKI, User_Removed and 6 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Feb 2009 7:09AM
A lovely portrail, Jules. Carol

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User_Removed 14 455 13 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2009 9:46AM
I like the angle you have chosen, and there is a hint of a lovely natural smile.

I'm not sure what you mean by a photoshop starter pack, but if it's a version of Photoshop Elements you should find an 'Enhance' menu which has an 'adjust lighting' option which enables you to work on shadows and highlights.

Other than that selecting the figure and adjusting that separately is an option. How much you can do depends on how much detail the camera has captured in the shadows.

20 Feb 2009 12:53PM
Thanks for the tips, I have Adobe Photoshop Starter Edition 3.2 so will scout around to see whether it has an enhance menu. I know I need to either upgrade my camera or upgrade the software so that the two work together and I achieve better results.
wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2009 9:43PM
Very nice composition and lovely smile, just a little PS work to bring the detail out and its a winner! In fact try taking the shot again but with fill flash set on the camera..this will darken the bacjground and brighten the face
Bowline 11 28 England
21 Feb 2009 2:12PM
I wonder what mischief she had been thinking!
Lovely shot, for the angle, but agreee with wolfy on the flash..
22 Feb 2009 11:41AM
Thanks chaps - maybe at the next BBQ, some work done on this photo with the help of CarolG.

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