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Old 05-24-2006, 01:35 PM
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Sorry to highjack this thread a little, but why is it I can't Ctrl + Alt + ~ to select the luminosity?
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:03 PM
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Smile Oh by the way

This is my first try at someone elses "fix" and I may not be doing it the right or professional way, but someimes I think I trust my eyes more that the numbers, so a quickie, all I did was duplicate layer, auto levels, auto contrast, auto colour. Then adjusted levels again by eye, concluded: black point 26, white 255, mid .72, just by how it looked to me. However if you want to do it "right" way, take note of the proffessionals, they really know what they are on with. It may also be my laptop screen that's not good enough for this type of use.(or my eyes) And Swampy, I really like your fix.....John
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:15 PM
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woodbine the shortcut is shift+alt+ctrl+~
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:06 PM
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Thumbs down Thanks creeduk

That's got it, cheers, you can be my hero for today (lol)
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The blown highlights in this picture have destroyed image information that would have been there had there not been any trouble with the lighting. As far as I can tell, all the above fixes allow you to correct the issue with the areas that are pure white, but they don't bring you any closer to replacing your lost image information.

The way I see it, a blown highlight is still blown even if it's now a light grey color since it will still be obvious that part of the picture is gone. So the way that I handle this is to replace the lost data by interpretation (looking at folds, texture, etc.), comparison (comparing areas to understand what it may have looked like), and sometimes plain 'ole creativity (where all else fails, make something up!). Using basic highlights and shadows, I came up with a picture that corrects your blown highlights. My process was tinkering with the pixels until it looked acceptable using the brush and eraser tools.
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Old 05-24-2006, 04:18 PM
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Sorry to highjack this thread a little, but why is it I can't Ctrl + Alt + ~ to select the luminosity?
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Well I use a Mac. Why not try to Control + click the RGB icon in the channels palette and see if that works.
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:36 PM
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Try Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ~ (depends on how your preferences are set up).
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Old 05-25-2006, 08:17 AM
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That's got it, cheers, you can be my hero for today (lol)
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No Problem John and hey nice to be somebody's hero for a day
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:18 AM
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A comedian as well, you are my hero.

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Crikey! You're all genius!

I've not had time to work on it yet - I won free tickets to a show in Auckland, and decided to stay with friends for a day or two - but will be attempting all your suggestions this evening.


Thank you so much!



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