Please help me to get my cat back. All of the calls I have gotten were for 'found' black & white cats. Shamus is VERY LIGHT GREY & white, SO I need to print accurate colour flyers in order to make my search effective. His original photos are all too dark to begin with, more so, printing makes him even darker than photos. I am a tech-challenged grandma, so please if you can, keep that in mind. I tried just messing with various basic edits such as brightness, exposure, shadow, etc. to no avail. Anything you can tell me will be so greatly appreciated. Even just how to lighten it, it doesn't have to be his accurate silvery grey colour. Thank you in advance. Edit: Thank you all so very much for taking the time to reply. I can't tell you how much your support means to me, especially since time is of the essence. Sincerely, Michelle
I think the only thing that can be done where are unable to take the photo again is to post process the photo in photoshop (or similar) to make the blacks more grey.
Ive written a quick answer and attached examples below, as i dont have much time, but appreciate if you have a missing cat, time is urgent.
There are multiple ways to approach any problem in photoshop, but the way i would approach this is to select the areas we want to change from black to grey and then play with the contrast, brightness, shaddows etc.
I would suggest that as this is urgent if you know someone who knows photoshop get them to do it, as it could take a while to learn / get comfortable with. If you dont know anyone perhaps someone on here may have some time to help or you could check out fiverr.com or upwork.com where you can hire people for these sort of tasks
I have done this using the camera raw selection tool as per the screenshot below. For more information on this technique please see here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYpWjzqnGmU. There are of course other ways to do this in photoshop, for example to use the lasso tool to select the areas we want to edit, copy them, paste in place on a different layer then adjust just those layers saturation, colour balance, brightness etc to get the blacks to look more grey.
Please also find attached 2 versions of the 'semi complete process' given more time and a higher DPI image a better result could be achieved.
Hope that helps and really hope you find you cat