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How to replace a door while preserving luminosity


TheTech

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Hi,
In the attached photo, i would like to know how to replace the entrance door with a picture of another, but preserve the shadows & highlights.
I'll be glad to see the process to do that.
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JeffK

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@Rich54 - the OP has left the building but I'm curious how you approached this. My first thought was just to rebuild shadows. Let me know what you think when convenient. :)
- Jeff
 

Rich54

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@Rich54 My first thought was just to rebuild shadows.
Yep... that's what I did. First, I found a replacement door that didn't already have distinct shadows of its own. I created a rough selection of the dark shadow pattern from the original image and applied a Curves adjustment to the new door to darken those areas. Separately, I found an image of leaves to create the leaf shadows on the bottom-left of the door. The hard part was fitting the new door into the space while accommodating all the distorted perspective. The shadow part was pretty easy.
 

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