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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:19 PM
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how to remove shadows?

Hi, I was trying to remove the shadows behind the pictures which were created by the inbuilt flash but I couldn't do that.

Is there a technique to remove the shadows in photoshop elements 6.0?
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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:41 PM
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Where is the shadow being projected on? If say it was on a wall, then you can use the clone stamp to "stamp" out the shadow.
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This method may not work for all photos, depending on the background available to fill-in, but here's what I've done to get rid of shadows.

Here's my Before photo example:


Duplicate the background layer twice by pressing Ctrl-J twice.

With the top layer active, select the shadow area with one of the Lasso tools.

Example:


Feather the selection slightly with Select > Feather > 1 pixel

Delete the selected area from the top layer by pressing the Delete key. This will make a hole in the top layer where the shadow was.

Now, make the second layer active. Press Ctrl-T to get free transform locked in on the 2nd layer.

On the image in the workspace drag the image with the mouse until an unshadowed area of the wall fills in the hole where the shadow was in the top layer. Click the checkmark to commit.

If the color is a little off due to the difference in lighting, press Ctrl-L for a Levels adjustment and drag the middle slider slightly to try to bring the colors into a closer match (it may not be perfect).

Now merge the two top layers.... make the top layer active and press Ctrl-E.

On the merged top layer, use the Clone tool to touch up the edges where the new wall area was inserted and the colors don't quite match.

If the edge between the wall and subject, where you took out the shadow, looks a little too sharp, use the Blur tool at a low setting to soften the edge somewhat.

Result:



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