I felt I had to make a few adjustments to give the photo a more balanced and pleasing appearance before I sharpened and colored.
The big radio behind the man’s head was distracting so I removed it.
I wanted to retain the original wallpaper and couch pattern so I expanded the patterns with the clone tool.
I shrank the man’s bloated hand, lowered his trouser leg and gave a more natural curve to the lady’s arm.
I used multiply to hit the blown out areas of the faces and shirt to try to return detail. It helped. Removed the small white specks with dust and scratches and toned selected areas of the photo.
Then came the laborious job of selecting and coloring. Used Hue & sat. and channel mixer to add color and levels to fine tune.
Gee, this challenge is a puzzle to me.
Morleyuwm and I came in early on this retouch
but a week has gone by and none of the members
have done this one. I thought there would be at
least half a dozen retouches by now.
ckc108 Junior Member
Registered: August 2003 Location: Singapore Posts: 1
You have done such a great job. I particularly like the way you smoothen the faces. Wow
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