Cast Your Light In The Shadows

Sometimes we're stuck with a shadow where we don't want one. It's possible to "remove" some of them using a combination of Photoshop features. For this shot of network newscasting legend, Linda Ellerby, I used a selection of the shadow, a curves adjustment layer, dodging and burning, blend modes and the spot healing brush. It can take a while and some experimentation. I started by making a "virtual copy" in Lightroom.