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03/21/2004 12:28:58 AM · #1
I shot the following snap for my work, i have marked the problem area in white circles, they are dark due to shadow as result of folds in fabric,fabric is silk.

My question is how do i go about making dark area same to area that received proper lighting


Message edited by author 2004-03-21 00:38:09.
03/21/2004 12:31:47 AM · #2
You forgot to post the photo!
03/21/2004 12:37:00 AM · #3
Without seeing the picture I'd suggest either reshooting it without the folds or maybe dodging the darker areas. If possible, reshooting is always the better alternative.
03/21/2004 12:39:55 AM · #4
Ya i forgot to add Snap, pretty dumb of me
03/21/2004 12:47:28 AM · #5
I'd suggest putting it on a quilting frame. That way you could make the fabric wrinkle free. Then move your light low so the embroidery will have more shadows to make it stand out.
03/21/2004 12:50:04 AM · #6
If you can't reshoot, you should be able to get a lot of this done with a clone or healing brush tool - you have lots of good identical sample areas around these dark spots.
03/21/2004 05:42:50 AM · #7
Put the fabric on a frame - stretched and reshoot, at least for me that would be faster

03/21/2004 09:05:42 AM · #8
I saved your picture and tried editing it but its just too complicated.. tried everything. Try shooting it with diffused light in front of it to soften the shadows. I think that should solve the problem.
03/21/2004 09:31:18 AM · #9
thanks for the effort , i would try to shoot again
03/21/2004 09:46:58 AM · #10
You can do something simple like this ' . substr('//www.pbase.com/image/27136354/small.jpg', strrpos('//www.pbase.com/image/27136354/small.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
quite easily (I spent about 30 seconds on it)

You can also completely remove the background if you prefer, but I kept some of the texture to make it look natural.
' . substr('//www.pbase.com/image/27136380/small.jpg', strrpos('//www.pbase.com/image/27136380/small.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

This was pretty trivial to do, just by selecting the gold pattern, inverting that selection and deleting the background, or replacing it with a layer of mostly the green colour and letting some of the original shadows show through.

I made a selection, using the red channel, expanded it by 1 pixel to avoid any aliasing problems and feathered it very slightly, then just deleted all the other channel info, to lift the pattern out on a new layer. From there, I stuck a green (sampled from the original) layer in between, and adjusted the opacity.

[Btw: this is a great example to show the power of channel driven selections, which I posted about a couple of weeks ago - it would be a hard task to select the pattern using lasso, or magic wands and stuff like that - it took one click to do it as an image driven selection - try it and see - go in to the channels, look at the red channel and Ctrl+click on it - you've selected all of the pattern now)

Message edited by author 2004-03-21 09:49:49.
03/21/2004 10:03:03 AM · #11
Gordon - once again thanks for posting this info....I'm definitely going to try this out later. I've had a hell of a time selecting things with the magic wand...almost useless on some subjects...
03/21/2004 12:10:28 PM · #12
that was simply great Gordon,Only thing i know in PS is cropping, resizing that too because of DPC.

I got to learn alot about PS
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