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Old 02-23-2006, 11:04 AM
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Hey there... Can anyone help me to unblur the following photos: Any advice or help is greatly appreciated!!
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:02 PM
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Bleached Photo

ChinLover. Welcome to Retouch Pro.

The picture on the left is pretty washed out. I opened that picture in Photoshop and ran a levels adjustment layer on it. Take a look at the histogram and you will notice that the darkest area of the photo still is pretty light. So I moved the black slider to the right to stretch out the luminosity (brightness) of that picture from black to white (0-255). The saturation was increased so I used a luminosity blending mode.

That helped some.

Phil
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:08 PM
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Smile The Picture on the Right

Was blurred. What I did in photoshop was to use smart sharpen. That helped some.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:37 PM
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For the overexposed image I chose to do a curve adjustment targeted at increasing the contrast of the people. The white sweater was already blown to 255 max so it did not matter to increase the level of the faces. I used the high point of the cheek of the lady on the left. The darkest feature of the people (Hair, pants etc) were 100 at their lowest point which was way too high. I lowered. This was equivalent to Phils pulling the Shadow slider from the left. Finally I did a Hue/Stauration adjustment to move the skin tone from red a bit toward yellow. Could have fine tune a bit more but your upload was small and badly over-compressed (severe jpeg artifacts).
Regards, Murray
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:43 PM
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The second photo is motion blur. I made a heavily sharpened version, then subtracted (difference blend) it at about 10% opacity and offset it down and to the left. This somewhat subtracts out the ghost caused by motion blur. Then followed up with some NR and regular sharpening. Of course any un-blurring technique is limited when the photo is so small and compressed.

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Old 02-24-2006, 10:54 AM
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Ten second fix on the first picture. Went to LAB mode, ran a levels adjustment on the lightness channel, merged then back to RGB

Second photo, Duplicate background, run High pass, set to overlay mode.
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Old 02-24-2006, 02:43 PM
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lots of sharpening filters here and one focus type.

some quality lost due to compression for posting.

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Old 02-24-2006, 03:13 PM
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i like this one a little better.

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Old 02-24-2006, 09:24 PM
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Lens distort refocusing.

Yes I know; a GIMP trick. But what the hey. I just wish I had a better lens distort filter. I anyone know of a way to do a balloon blowup of an image (i.e., distort as if you have a picture on a balloon and blow it up), then please let me know. Anyway, I dup (total of three layers) and run Filters>Glass Effects>Apply Lens and set the result to Grain Extract. I merge down set the result layer to Overlay. I clean the outer edges (result of this distortion; just wish I had a balloon filter) and then duplicate the layer again to taste. I flatten. Done. Still not perfect (been experimenting with this for two months now), but if I ever find the right distort filter, this would be a cheap solution (free that is). Maybe I have to combine PS with GIMP (I do that anyway; ). I need grain extract since it creates the Highpass layer for refocusing (yes this is Highpass filter on steroids).
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