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Old 05-15-2005, 06:04 PM
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another mess

Hello again, everyone

It seems I have yet another picture that I need your help with. I have been rying to retore the color in this picture using a couple of different methods with no luck at all.
I tried using levels adjustment layers on the different channels but that did not help. Then I tried using the copy and paste into method in quick mask mode with info from another channel. This is the method described in Katrin Eismann's book. That also did not give me any positive results. It did'nt seem to change anything. So, maybe I'm doing something wrong or maybe someone has another method I could try.
Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Don
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Old 05-16-2005, 05:42 AM
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Hi dc57,

beside the colours, the problems I found in this picture are the fading and texture pattern...

Working with PS CS, what I did is:
  • FFT Filter to minimize the texture pattern.

  • Hue&Saturation, Selective Colors and Levels Adjustment Layers to correct the colours... (extra Hue&Saturation AL for changing the Background colour and a blank Layer set to Color for selectively correct the colour in her hair...)

  • Dust&Scratches (applied with the help of a Layer Mask) to remove spots etc.

  • Neat Image to 'clean up' .

  • Levels AL to improve contrast.

  • Blank Layer set to Overlay to enhance Shadows and Highlights ....

  • USM to lightly sharpen.
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:45 AM
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what is an FFT filer?

can you post a pic of your layers pallet and explain a bit more?
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:47 AM
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tb5821,

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Originally Posted by tb5821
what is an FFT filer?
Well, what I managed to understand is that FFT is:
Quote:
"an algorithm to convert a set of uniformly spaced points from the time domain to the frequency domain."

Algorithm which can be used for image processing as well .... "This is a method for processing images by transforming them into a form where they can be easily manipulated, making the changes and then converting them back. This is analogous to the way that Laplace Transforms are used in solving differential equations. There is a variety of different transforms which can be used in processing images but by far the most common is the Fast Fourier Transform or FFT and we will discuss only this."
.... and that's all I managed to understand .... the rest is way beyond me ... ... But, in cases like this (textures etc.), it can work real miracles....
The Filter can be downloaded free here and here you can find a 'mini' tutorial on it ...

Hope this helps ....
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Old 05-16-2005, 04:28 PM
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Hi Flora,
Thank you very much for your help. I can't believe that's the same picture. You are absolutely amazing! Thank you for going into detail about how it was done. That will help me very much. So, were the methods I was trying the wrong ones for that kind of problem, or was I just not doing it the right way?
Thank you again for all your help, Flora. You're the greatest!
Take care
Don
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:17 AM
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What is "Neat Image" Is that a 3rd party filter? I don't see it in the standard set of Photoshop 7 or is this specific to CS only? What exactly are the differences between ver 7 and CS anyway

Oh nevermind on the Neat Image question. I found it via google

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Old 05-20-2005, 05:49 AM
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Hi dc57,

thank you so much for your comment ... so glad you liked the result I got ...

Hi pjanak,

Neat Image is a 3rd party filter that can be downloaded free here ... The free version is 'stand alone' only ... the non-free version/s come with a PS plug-in ...

As for the differences between PS 7 and PS CS, here you can find the answers ...
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