I tried something new for me -- I made color corrections directly on the channels. Wasn't satisfied with the results, so I continued to adjust colors with hue/saturation. Used burn/dodge to adjust background to match the edges. Whitened the teeth with a white brush on overlay layer. Ran through neat image, then masked back in some of the original detail in the faces and flowers.
I think you have done a superb job restoring this pic. The wedding dress is a brilliant white and the flowers look very natural. I like the coloring of the background also because it fades out and brings the couple in focus without looking fake. The skin color is also great except maybe the grooms face could use a little more color or levels adjustment. Great work!
Registered: June 2004 Posts: 36
Thank you very much for your kindness, Angie B.
I agree, the grooms face looked off to me also, but at that time I didn't know how to adjust it. When I look at my entries in these challenges, I think I should redo them because I've learned so much since they were done.