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Old 09-11-2005, 07:48 PM
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Wow! You guys are great. I have to go with Phyllis because I know what the original looked like ( I was there taking the shot). The background was all concrete. But Ken has a neat approach for us "artistically challenged folks." I'm going to cheat Ken.

Thanks everyone, Catia
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Phyllis_Stewart
So that's your excuse, eh?
That's my excuse n' I'm stickin' to it.

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Thanks, Roo, but if there's a lazier person around, I'd like to meet him/her, because I'm as lazy as they come.
Hi, Phyllis, I'm Roob, the laziest person who ever joined RetouchPro. :P

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That's probably why, after the initial layering technique, I didn't even try to think of other shortcuts, since experimenting would take effort
Aye, if I can't think of any other way to do something I'll take the bull by the horns, but only as a last resort. Though, I'm notorious for asking myself, "Is there an easier way to do this now?" And if not, when I'm done I'll ask it again, it saves me mucho time in the future if/when I have to do it again.

But I know where you're coming from-- still, outstanding job with the brush, I really don't think I'm up to that calibre (or will be soon) when it comes to manually brushing a color out.

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Now that I've made the tiger presentable, I think it would be fun to paint him! Wheee!
Between you and me, I wouldn't approach a tiger with a paint brush.
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:31 AM
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Hi everybody,

Phyllis,

so nice to see you back!!!!

....and excellent work as usual!!!!

I fixed this in a different way ... After loosely selecting them, I first used the Shadow/Highlight Adjustment to bring back some consistency to the faded areas, after which it was selective usage of Levels, Selective Colors and blank Layers set to Color for correcting the colours.

Blank Layers set to Soft Light and Overlay to balance the remaining fading ...
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Old 09-12-2005, 02:03 AM
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oh man, sometimes you just have to bow down at the feet of greatness. just when i thought phyllis's rendition was as good as it could get, along comes flora just incredible, flora! i'm moving to italy. that's all there is to it.

Craig
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Old 09-12-2005, 02:19 AM
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I almost need a tutorial on this-- getting from point A to point B in babysteps. :P

Can anyone recommend any good resources/books about this particular kind of problem and its varying solutions?
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:19 AM
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My way

Great work so far!
I’am kind of a newbie in here, but if this is not a contest I like too tell how I worked on this image. Brushes are not my force so I tried to avoid them:
Selected the vertical bar with rectangular tool, but retracted some area on the right side with the lasso tool.
Feather the selection, 15px
Adjusted the individual channels in levels. Some painting in the mask so the adjustment blend nicely with the area outside the adjusted area.
Reselect by Ctrl-click (Command-click) the layer mask.
Contract the selection 15px. (Made Action of this).
Repeat these steps. I made five adjustment layers.
Do the same with the horizontal bar. Four layers.
Flatten image. Patch tool in the problem areas. Just the wall left.
Overlay layer with 50% gray. Paint with black or white to darken or lighten areas. 8 % Opacity.
Sponge tool, Desaturate. 20% flow in some of the white on the tiger.
At last: curve adjustment layer.
Hope this can help you when you work on the high res. image.

Frode
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Old 09-12-2005, 06:38 AM
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selective usage of Levels, Selective Colors and blank Layers set to Color for correcting the colours.
Flora, fantastic, as usual! By "selective usage" here, do you mean you made selections for the areas you wanted to affect with the adjustments?

By the way, I still use your wonderful "black/white paint on overlay layer" all the time... very useful little tip.
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:17 AM
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Hi Flora. I was hoping you would take a shot at this. Now if I can just figure out what you did.
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:24 AM
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Phyllis,

How good to see you're back.
Please don't "disappear" again, your posts from the early days of RP have been an inspiration to many (well at least this one) new pixel pushers.

Welcome back!!

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Old 09-12-2005, 10:31 AM
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Desaturate. 20% flow in some of the white on the tiger.
Frode, welcome to RetouchPRO
Seems that you did the hard bits just perfectly, and forgot an easy one.
The background colouration is distracting and could easily have be solved by desaturating and / or cloning the colour.

Thanks for detailing the steps.

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