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jake14mw
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Jul 04, 2017 10:57 |  #1

Hi all,

I am not great at all with post processing. I have photoshop elements to process with. Can any of you give me suggestions on what to do with this? I want to keep the sky the way it is but lighten the player (I guess). If anyone either wants to guide me on what to do or give it a shot yourself, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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Jul 06, 2017 12:47 |  #2

What happened? I saw somebody replied yesterday with some suggestions, but now it's gone. Does anyone have any feedback or suggestions for me with this? Thanks.




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Jul 06, 2017 12:56 |  #3

Heya,

Increase exposure, then mask in the player with the increased exposure layer.

Not sure what elements allows, in terms of layers and masking.

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Jul 07, 2017 18:50 |  #4

Really you need to use a flash, preferable off the camera. It'll fill in the foreground.


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Jul 07, 2017 18:56 |  #5

Judging by the catch lights in the eyes and harsh shadow on the mask I would say that a flash was used. Next shoot add a second flash or reflector to minimize that distinct shadow.

As far as post-processing - no idea. Sorry.


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Jul 07, 2017 18:57 |  #6

RealMadKiwi wrote in post #18396630 (external link)
Really you need to use a flash, preferable off the camera. It'll fill in the foreground.

Judging from the catch light and the shadows on the face, it appears off camera flash was indeed used. It just needed to be about 2-3 stops brighter. Bonus points for a softbox or umbrella of some sort rather than bare flash.

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Jul 07, 2017 20:35 |  #7

Yes, flash was used, and I did not have it on a high enough power. I'm new to HSS flash. I need to read up on selecting an area in photoshop elements. I can never get the edges where I want them.




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Jul 08, 2017 01:32 |  #8

I think you have enough information there to get what you want just by adjusting the exposure. Here's a very quick edit.

If you want to keep the sky as dark as it is or darker, you will need to use your selection tool and draw a path around the player, then adjust the levels of the player and sky separately.

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Jul 08, 2017 19:15 |  #9

As Mal mentioned, here is a quick dirty edit (keeping your sky asis)

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Jul 09, 2017 10:13 |  #10

Thanks everyone for the suggestions and edits, appreciate it!




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