HELP!!! I'm stuck on this one.....
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.
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:
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.
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.)
Adjust Levels - masking out background on extreme right hand side
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.
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.
Last edited by philbach; 03-12-2006 at 10:16 AM.
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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
I also did another one where I adjusted the composition.
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.
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
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