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Like New MG

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Phillip Whitt


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Registered: February 2003
Location: Columbus,GA
Posts: 2
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My first approach with this photo was to try to salvage what color information was there, but I decided to colorize it, hoping to stay faithful to the original image.Here are the steps I took:
1. Duplicated the background layer

2. Converted to Lab mode, and used the lightness channel to work on, as it has a good tonal range

3. Created an empty layer to clone on to remove stain and small tears

4.Used the lasso to make selections around each item to colozize, created a a fill layer (set blending mode to color) filled with the color I wanted and cleaned up the overflow with the brush tool.

5. Saved as Jpeg so image was flattened (I still have the layered version)

6. Used unsharp mask at about 50-75% (just enough to slightly sharpen it)

Note: I live in a stone house, so I sampled the color from a photo I have for the building and found a photo of the same model MG on the web, and borrowed that red
· Date: 11/4/2003 · Views: 5350 · Filesize: 106.7kb · Dimensions: 600 x 355 ·
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Xaran
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Registered: October 2003
Location: East Sussex, England
Posts: 534
11/4/2003 10:54am

One can only say - Excellent....

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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
11/4/2003 11:29am

Philip:

A great restore/colorize
Being picky (cos I'm looking at the original) just a bit of red missing on the boot,the handbrake on the original is grey.
Other than those points I can't fault it.

Shalford

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Phillip Whitt
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Registered: February 2003
Location: Columbus,GA
Posts: 2
11/4/2003 11:40am

Thanks for the observations and comments-they spur me on to constantly improve
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Paulie

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Registered: July 2003
Location: Sittingbourne Kent, England
Posts: 40
11/4/2003 4:57pm

Great restore! Colours & repair work are excellent. Makes mine look, well, average!!
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
11/4/2003 9:25pm

I really like your choice of colors. Very natural looking. Great job! Also appreciate the detailed description.
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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
11/22/2003 12:06am

very nice - colors are true and realistic --- depth right on the money!

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Cuda

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Registered: November 2003
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
11/29/2003 10:51am

Nice job. I see you stayed with the entire pic like me. I like the ivy! What was that can in the very front. I cloned mine away!
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Phillip Whitt
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Registered: February 2003
Location: Columbus,GA
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11/29/2003 12:05pm

Thanks Cuda. I beleive that might be a can of oil, so I just gave it a golden color and a silver top.
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