5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2018 2:01 PM by Ahmed Yousef

    shadows

    yasmins40363890

      hi ,

      just wondering if any one can help .. im trying to remove some shadows from a wall behind 3 people but im struggling to do so..

      any help would be much appreciated

      thank you

      yas

        • 1. Re: shadows
          Ahmed Yousef Level 2

          The Content-Aware Fill feature is a useful for removing shadows

           

          Step1

          Open the image with the shadow you want to remove in Photoshop, and then press "Ctrl-J" to create a new duplicate layer of the image so that you can edit it in a non-destructive manner.

           

           

          Step2

          Select the Magic Wand tool, and then click the shadow. Increase the tolerance value if not all of the shadow is selected; decrease the tolerance value if more than just the shadow is selected. Click the shadow again after adjusting the tolerance to make a new selection. Alternatively, use the Quick Select tool or Lasso tool to select the shadow.

           

           

          Step3

          Click "Edit" from the menu bar, and then select "Fill." Alternatively, use the "Shift-F5" shortcut to display the Fill window.

           

           

           

           

          Step4

          Select "Content-Aware" from the "Use" drop-down list, and then click "OK."

           

           

          Step5

          Right-click the highlighted area and select "Deselect" from the context menu.

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          • 2. Re: shadows
            Ahmed Yousef Level 2

            Another way

            use the Adjustment Layers

             

             

            Step1

            Open the image with the shadow you want to remove in Photoshop.

             

            Step2

            Select the Magic Wand tool, and then click the shadow. Increase the tolerance value if not all of the shadow is selected; decrease the tolerance value if more than just the shadow is selected. Click the shadow again after adjusting the tolerance to make a new selection. Alternatively, use the Quick Select tool or Lasso tool to select the shadow.

             

             

            Step3

            Click "Layer | New Adjustment Layer | Brightness/Contrast | OK."

             

             

            Step4

            Click and drag the "Brightness" slider to the right to decrease the brightness of the shadow until it matches the rest of the picture; click and drag the contrast slider to the left in order to decrease the contrast between the shadow and the surrounding image.

             

             

            Step5

            Create a new adjustment layer, and then adjust the hue and saturation if the brightness and contrast settings are not enough to match the shadowed area to the rest of the picture.

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            • 3. Re: shadows
              Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

              Hi Yas

               

              We can't give you a definitive answer without seeing the image, as the particular circumstances make all the difference regards dealing with them.  JUst copy the image, and past into this thread with Ctrl v (Cmd v)

              • 4. Re: shadows
                yasmins40363890 Level 1

                Thank you, this is the photo.. its the 3 shadows behind the 3 people standing.

                 

                IMG_0955.JPG

                • 5. Re: shadows
                  Ahmed Yousef Level 2

                  Try the Shadow\Highlight adjustment

                   

                  Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlight.

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