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Old 03-11-2006, 07:33 PM
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HELP!!! I'm stuck on this one.....

[FONT=Fixedsys] Hello to all out there!!! I am new to the forum, but have been reading within it for a while - you guys have done some great work and certianly have alot of knowledge which I need to learn from!!! I am fairly new to restoring pics and I have two shots I am kinda stuck on. The first being my husband (the baby) and his mom and sibs. And the second being my brother in law's now deceased uncle and fiance'. Any input would soooooooo appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:34 PM
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Ok, by no means perfect, just a very rough attempt!

I had an adjustment layer for colour balance and upped the yellow while removing the red, on shadows, midtones and highlights - play around, you're the one who knows the colour they *should* be, lol.

I used clone on low opacity to cover up the background behind the girl and make it a bit more like the rest. I mostly dodged the people, and sharpened their facial features (eyes and lips) and their clothes

I ran a slight brightness/contrast at the end to 'liven' them up a bit.

That is about it.
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:43 AM
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nichiv,

welcome to RP.

i took the 2nd image. this was a bit trickier than it first looked. there was something odd about the color balance, not to mention the blue cast. i actually ended up taking ALL of the blue out of the picture, balancing it as best i could that way for color balance, brightness and contrast and then selectively put the blue back in. not my normal procedure, by any means.

i also just removed the background completely. there was nothing of value to restore there, so i just overwrote it with a gradient background.

there was a lot of tweaking of colors and some smoothing where the new background met the old foreground.

i also ran a digital camera noise removal after all that just to clean up their faces a bit.

i'll probably look at it tomorrow and go, 'what in the world was i thinking?', but for now, here it is:

craig
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Old 03-12-2006, 01:14 AM
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For the 1st shot I did the following:
-Selected the Blue channel
-Image > Apply Image: Blue channel to itself in Multiply Mode; Opacity = 60%
-Duplicated Image to a new layer and changed Blend Mode to Screen with Opacity =40%
- Did a Hue / Saturation adjustment to reduce the excess green
- Finally ran a noise filter on it to smooth out some of the jpg artifacts and color noise.
Regards, Murray
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:30 AM
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When I look at those photographs, I see bad shadows. That is, the lows have way too much saturation.

I decided on the uncle and wife. Took it to Lab mode. Levels to darken the darks a bit. Then I used Limit Saturation Blend If Hack to taste.

And that was it. Of course not a complete fix, the Blend If hack should give you a good running start.

(I did try the Blend If Hack on the first photograph and it seemed like a good running start for that one as well.)
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:11 AM
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Pic 1
Image->Adjustment->Equalise
Adjust Levels - masking out background on extreme right hand side

Pic 2
Image->Adjustment->Levels
Image->Adjustment->Brightness and Contrast
Image->Adjustment->Colour Balance - with mask to remove blue (not entirely) from right hand side.
Healing Brush on flaws
Crop to give more balance.
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:08 AM
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Left Picture

I converted to Lab, and used several curve adjustment layers. One to lighten up the image and several others to decrease blue on the right and decrease yellow in the foreground. I desaturated some of the greenish hue in the background and finally sharpened the image some.
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Old 03-12-2006, 01:54 PM
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Hi Nichiv.

Welcome to RetouchPro

1) Ro’s Bell Equalizer
2) Ro’s De-Grunge
3) Levels to set Black and White points
4) Curves for skin tones
5) Layer set to colour to paint back the green areas
6) Sharpened.


I also did another one where I adjusted the composition.

Ken
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:08 PM
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I took Kraelin's image, duplicated the backgound only, blended in multiply mode, and applied a radial gradient mask to duped backgound layer.
I then duplicated a subjects layer only in soft light to spice'em up a bit. You can desatured a little at this point too.
Hope that it is ok to add to edits here.
Bob
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:06 PM
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Me Again.

I did the other one

1) Split HSL onto Layers to adjust Luminosity and Saturation
2) Replaced the background
3) Layer set to colour to paint
4) Curves for Skin tones
5) Sharpened.


Ken.
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