I took a series of portraits using studio lighting and had a problem with the lights. I tried everything to fix it, unfortunately, I could not. I had to quickly adjust settings on my camera.
However, I still got a shadow on all my pictures. They are a little overexposed also.
What and how is the best way to fix this? I’ve done it before, but have not achieved the very best results. It looked decent and to the people buying them it was fine, but to me I think if I knew some other tricks they would have come out better!!!
Please help. Still learning how to master Photoshop!
Firstly, use reflector and use a backlight to fill in the shadows in the backdrop.
But use your clone tool to replace shadow with background. Move the hardness slider to match the edge softness of the subject – which us usually 3/4ths or 4/5ths to the right. Even with the subject in sharp focus, the edge is never an abrupt transition, so don’t take the slider too far to the right.
And that’s it. If there are shadows on the face, (ie one side is over exposed and the other side way too dark), then use the shadow/highlight tool to fix that shadow. If you’re only using photoshop elements, then you won’t have that option.
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