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Remove Distracting Shadows, Part 2

By Dave Cross  ·  July 14th, 2006

Dave shows another example image where shadows can be removed from an otherwise great shot.


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6 Replies to Remove Distracting Shadows, Part 2:

  1. Boni Ray

    October 30, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Love it!

  2. James

    November 4, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Great video! I’ve been wrestling with this problem for a while. Glad to know there’s a technique out there that works well on those troublesome shadows.

    Thanks, Dave.

  3. Joyce

    November 4, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Where do I find part one?

    • Rick LePage

      November 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

      I posted the link to the first video above – sorry, it should have been there.


  4. Rick LePage

    December 22, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Fixed. Thanks!

  5. Billy

    December 30, 2011 at 5:31 am

    All the tutorials I can find on removing shadows deal with shadows behind a subject caused by flash or shadows elsewhere. I have a rather poorly taken photo which is about 42 years old. The picture is of a 3 year-old girl. The picture taker at least knew to put the sun at their back, problem is the picture takers shadow falls on the lower half of the girl. I used the cloning tool in Elements but didn’t like the results because some of the shadow is on her dress, some on her skin, and some on the background. Also, somewhere down the line, someone who handled the picture had something on their hand and it left their fingerprint on the little girl’s feet. I cloned that out and the result was acceptable.
    Anybody got any suggestions?

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