How do i edit this

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isotope Junior Member • Posts: 45
How do i edit this

Hi All,

How do i edit this picture. The foreground is way too dark and the background is way too light. I use LR 4.0. only. Its in RAW format.

Thanx for the help,

PTMD

Victor Engel Forum Pro • Posts: 16,489
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Highlights and shadows, aka, recovery and fill. However, the problem should have been caught during setup. The subject never should have been posed that way in the first place.

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mikes Veteran Member • Posts: 3,259
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Mask the area first, copy to a new layer, adjust exposure.......

Maask

sotope wrote:

Hi All,

How do i edit this picture. The foreground is way too dark and the background is way too light. I use LR 4.0. only. Its in RAW format.

Thanx for the help,

PTMD

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Saleen1999 Senior Member • Posts: 1,221
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Here is something I put together using LR and PS. I know you only have LR but I could help but use more. I used a good bit of it with the NIK software too.

Isotope and family.

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Allen Gerdes Veteran Member • Posts: 5,573
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Here is my version, using PSPX5:

Regards......Allen

Steve Throndson Senior Member • Posts: 2,702
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isotope,

LR 4 - is that Lightroom?  If it has Adobe Camera Raw, you could start like this with your raw file . . .

(this screen shot is ACR in Photoshop CS-5)

Hope this helps.

Felixography Contributing Member • Posts: 720
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Hope this is what you want.

tony brown Veteran Member • Posts: 3,896
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Having the RAW file, it's better if you can post that as all you give is the jpeg.

Could do better with Raw but here's my version:-

Used HDR programme and ACR to get four version of the image suited to each problem area and mixed them with layers and masks.

Cheers, Tony.

Ron AKA Veteran Member • Posts: 4,875
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isotope wrote:

Hi All,

How do i edit this picture. The foreground is way too dark and the background is way too light. I use LR 4.0. only. Its in RAW format.

Thanx for the help,

PTMD

I believe LR4 uses the same 2012 Process as PSE11. Here are my settings in PSE11 for the image below: Contrast -11, Hightlights & Whites -100, Shadows +100, Blacks +17, Clarity +15, Vibrance +50.

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asoftwind Veteran Member • Posts: 5,042
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I don't have Lightroom. Just playing. Done with Elements.

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isotope OP Junior Member • Posts: 45
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this is awesome... thank you everyone for providing your inputs...

quick questions..

how do i mask? or layer? in Lightroom 4.0.

isotope OP Junior Member • Posts: 45
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Victor Engel wrote:

Highlights and shadows, aka, recovery and fill. However, the problem should have been caught during setup. The subject never should have been posed that way in the first place.

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this was a random picture... and plus i am only a photo enthusiast, by no means a professional.

Ron AKA Veteran Member • Posts: 4,875
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isotope wrote:

this is awesome... thank you everyone for providing your inputs...

quick questions..

how do i mask? or layer? in Lightroom 4.0

Lightroom does not do Layers. You need the full Photoshop or Photoshop Elements for Layers. But it is really not necessary to fix this shot. Just use the exposure settings I gave you in the earlier post.

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Victor Engel Forum Pro • Posts: 16,489
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isotope wrote:

Victor Engel wrote:

Highlights and shadows, aka, recovery and fill. However, the problem should have been caught during setup. The subject never should have been posed that way in the first place.

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this was a random picture... and plus i am only a photo enthusiast, by no means a professional.

Yeah, I tried answering generically. Also, your last point is why I moved the thread to this forum, where it will likely get more appropriate replies (my last point in my first reply is the type of reply you would likely get in Pro Digital Talk, where you originally posted). Just be aware that people in this forum often like to show their treatment without explanation, and some of the treatments leave something to be desired.

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Dareshooter Senior Member • Posts: 1,821
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isotope wrote:

Victor Engel wrote:

Highlights and shadows, aka, recovery and fill. However, the problem should have been caught during setup. The subject never should have been posed that way in the first place.

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this was a random picture... and plus i am only a photo enthusiast, by no means a professional.

Good advice from Victor.You don't have to be a professional but as an enthusiast you should get into a habit of routinely using a burst of fill flash in daylight situations like this. I see to too many people relying on a post shoot fix, not good and takes more time yeah ? 

Victor Engel Forum Pro • Posts: 16,489
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Dareshooter wrote:

isotope wrote:

Victor Engel wrote:

Highlights and shadows, aka, recovery and fill. However, the problem should have been caught during setup. The subject never should have been posed that way in the first place.

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this was a random picture... and plus i am only a photo enthusiast, by no means a professional.

Good advice from Victor.You don't have to be a professional but as an enthusiast you should get into a habit of routinely using a burst of fill flash in daylight situations like this. I see to too many people relying on a post shoot fix, not good and takes more time yeah ?

If you look carefully at the photo, I think you may agree that there was fill flash in that shot. It just wasn't enough.

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MGJA Regular Member • Posts: 465
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Always interesting to see how much you can save with modern cameras so long as you're willing to accept that the final result won't be the equal of a correct exposure.

Split the original image in 8 stop masks, lifted each stop individually, merged to one image. Some selective blurring and local contrast. Finally a slight blue channel desaturation for 60's Cuban poster look.

donNico Forum Member • Posts: 65
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Some playing in PS, no extra plugins.

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My try

Dareshooter Senior Member • Posts: 1,821
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Victor Engel wrote:

Dareshooter wrote:

isotope wrote:

Victor Engel wrote:

Highlights and shadows, aka, recovery and fill. However, the problem should have been caught during setup. The subject never should have been posed that way in the first place.

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Victor Engel

this was a random picture... and plus i am only a photo enthusiast, by no means a professional.

Good advice from Victor.You don't have to be a professional but as an enthusiast you should get into a habit of routinely using a burst of fill flash in daylight situations like this. I see to too many people relying on a post shoot fix, not good and takes more time yeah ?

If you look carefully at the photo, I think you may agree that there was fill flash in that shot. It just wasn't enough.

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Victor Engel

You could be right Victor, a few speckled highlights here and there but they may have been reflected from elsewhere as there's a lot  of light coming from the right. I guess the OP knows for sure though .

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