Photoshop: how can I remove shadows from my photo?

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I am really new to Photoshop, and I need to remove shadows created by wrong lighting. THe shadow is like a shiloutte of a person.....
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There is no easy way. Making selections around the shadows and using adjustments to lighten the areas is probably easiest.
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As it might be very difficult to make the Masks of Adjustment Layers for this task perfect it could additionally help to use the Clone Stamp Tool on a Layer above them to cover up the edges.

And as always seeing the actual image (or a lores version or a section thereof) might be helpful for assessing the issue.
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It really depends on the type of shadows you want to fix. There are lot of tutorials on this subject. I'd suggest watching a few and see which apply to your images:
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I have watched several on You Tube. One that looks easy using the Dodge tool I am unable to watch full screen to see where he is adjusting in Layers and I've never used the Dodge tool so when I try it, no luck.
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I want to remove a flash shadow on the side of a body in CS4

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Photoshop: how to remove a flash shadow.