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Old 06-30-2010, 09:37 AM
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Help me with my chin!

Hello, I have been working on this photo and I was wondering if someone would have some time to offer some suggestions?

1) I am not sure which tool to use to replace, draw in her chin?

2) I would like to bring out the hills in the background a bit more

This is an old family photo from 1907, Montana homesteaders and the only one known of the older gentleman.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:39 AM
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Re: Help me with my chin!

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Old 06-30-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: Help me with my chin!

You could apply some kind of De-Grunge to the sky and lessen the contrast and saturation a little (that's just my personal taste).
Apart from that, I like it so far :-)!
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:58 PM
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Re: Help me with my chin!

Really nice picture. Here is my go at it.

As always Is tarted with some global color and luminance corrections, using a curves adjustment layer and setting the black white and gray point. I added a second adjustment layer to darken the mid tone slightly and add some contrast. Then I added a black and white adjustment layer so that I could make the rest of my corrections while seeing the image in black and white.

As to your questions. 1: For the chin I would use the clone tool, infarct I would barrow part of the chin from the young lady next to her, it fits in rather well and with a slight levels adjustment to the middle gray it blends in well to.

2: for the hills, after some clean up (it needs a lot more and you definitely want it to be clean before you try to bring it out) I used a cures adjustment layer and with the targeted adjustment slider I brought down the sky and the lightly darker tones of the hills. I also added another cures and used it to burn in the ridge line a little more.

Beyond that I opened up the shadows in the dark clothing with a shadows and highlights adjustment masked to the dark clothing, and added a little contrast to the face.

Hopefully that helps you with where to start with he image. A lot more work would need to be put into it before calling it done.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:41 PM
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Re: Help me with my chin!

Fix the chin with clone tool, burn and dodge tools.
Sky re- painted and used burn tool.

Noise in CS3
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:04 AM
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Re: Help me with my chin!

I never would of thought of borrowing the other lady's chin
ratpat 13, thanks for the great idea. I have to practice with the curves adjustment layers.

I really like the brown tone of your black and white Cupcake.

Thanks for your time!
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:15 PM
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Re: Help me with my chin!

That is an amazing image to have of your own family..

I am still not sure the area you wanted to correct. Which chin?

In addition to "borrowing" body parts from other people in the images, If I have on half of a face I will sometimes try and borrow one side reverse it and use it for the other side. I also take full advantage of all of the clone and transferring tools and stuff from other photos completely un-associated with the original photo.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:57 PM
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Re: Help me with my chin!

Hello,

Actually I worked out the chin, if you look in the first picture you can see the photo is torn right through the lady's chin in the middle. Borrowing the chin from the lady next door was quite easy,

I am now stuck on cleaning up the hills and sky...
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:22 PM
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Re: Help me with my chin!

For the hills I would recommend using a curves to bring down the sky a little in the mid-tones (you don't want to darken it to much) and raise it in the highlights so you get a little contrast, just so the sky doesn't look so flat. I've attached the curves and layer mask i used to adjust the sky. Then to bring out the ridge line a little i burned in the outline of the hills with a curves layer. I've also attacked that curves and it's mask so you could see what I am talking about. It's subtle and you might want to tweak it more.
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