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Mingus
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mingus


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Registered: August 2004
Location: Howick, Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 2
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desaturated and recoloured, perhaps a little too high contrats in the end result but meh
· Date: 8/22/2004 · Views: 4708 · Filesize: 42.6kb, 930.0kb · Dimensions: 1499 x 1164 ·
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
8/22/2004 10:17pm

Your description seems a little brief considering the amount of work that obviously went into this wonderful restoration. The purple haze border was handled nicely, the wall and rug textures look very good, and your colouring looks great. My one suggestion (and this might be just me) would be a levels adjust with midtones brightened.
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mingus
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Registered: August 2004
Location: Howick, Auckland New Zealand
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8/22/2004 10:55pm

yeah it was a little brief i had to sneak it in during work, but i'll try the levels.
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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Sheffield UK
8/23/2004 4:34am

Although it's a little dark, you've done a cracking job. Nice one. As Doug says, shame about the description, as you've obviously worked hard on this.

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mingus
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Registered: August 2004
Location: Howick, Auckland New Zealand
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8/23/2004 4:24pm

ok i chose the appropriate channel may have been blue then greyscaled,

then i select each large area individually ie. each dog, the bean bag, floor , wall etc and treat each area individually, with old sunfaded images in frames this makes it a little easier to remove damage around the edges which may have a different contrast and detail level than the faded centre area
Then usually i colour the area a flat, low saturation base colour then add other colour with larger feathers over top using variations,
then adjust using levels curves and colour balance.
then i adjust the whole image with curves and colour balance ( this is why its a little dark but i prefer them this way makes the subjects look slightly over saturated and over real, although ive fond that they dont print out as well as they look on screen
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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Sheffield UK
8/24/2004 5:11am

Cheers mingus, quality description............I agree about the printing thingy, it's a flippin' pain in the rear. Just when you think it looks right, you print it and it's completely different on paper. You then have to adjust colours and saturation and contrast...........everything sometimes.
How much money do we have to pay to get things perfect I wonder!!! Or is there a setting I haven't adjusted?!!

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mingus
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Location: Howick, Auckland New Zealand
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8/24/2004 5:11pm

ive tried several calibration systems, one cost several hundreds but it think alot of it comes down to the calibration at the printers unfortunatly. At my work weve had to send swatches as reference on occation to get the colours right.
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