Remove wall shadows from portrait

Started Dec 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
MOD pdqgp Forum Pro • Posts: 10,611
In situations like this I.....(edit included)

I'm not sure if you intend to keep the plain background or not but as many others here have done, I usually don't.

I just did a holiday card shoot at work and used the same color wall in my office as the background. Lighting wasn't "perfect" but that's okay as I will usually do what you appear to have done and that is use a very quick edit with a Clone Tool to eliminate the shadow. Only I would work to keep the background exposure even.

The reason I say even and quick is I will then use Chip Springer's Masking tool to bring in a new background. Some use masks, and that is okay, but I more often than not will use Chip's Instamask action. Works great.

I hope I was able to help or provide insight. Here's a quick example of such an edit. Not perfect, but you get the idea.

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