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Old 09-01-2006, 12:41 PM
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Smile tricky baby pic

I have tried everything I can think of to no avail. This is one of my wife's only baby pictures and the damage on it is proving to be very difficult to resolve. Any cloning techniques just don't look right. I have tried replacing the damaged channel. Any suggestions or ideas on how I could fix this photo would be great.

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Old 09-01-2006, 02:13 PM
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Hi there

Off for a root canal.. but I used the lightness channel in lab.. then added color back in the face.

Just a little too bright but no time to play just now

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Old 09-01-2006, 03:15 PM
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i had a go at this also. if you dont like clone, try airbrushing on a blank layer with 'use all layers' turned on. then, gausian blur that layer slightly. each time you work a new area or change brush settings or change brushes, use a new blank layer and do the same thing. this is a good way to build up your fixes in stages. use the airbrush brush at a very low opacity, medium high density and medium high hardness.

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Old 09-01-2006, 03:17 PM
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That is an awsome job Daviskw

WOW !!!!!!!!!! Nicely done...I am going to see if I can give it a whirl this evening when I get home from work... Cute Baby !!!
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:19 PM
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What a nice child!
I used clone stamp, healing brush, shadow/highlight and a bit noise.
Regards,
Dan
P.S. Butch & craig, Great job here!
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:20 PM
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Ok you two are just awesome at this

I am going to learn from you two...hehehehee....
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:27 PM
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Well I tried your method Butch and I just can't get the colors right after using the lightness channel to fix this pic. Any tricks on mainting color balance or restoring the color afterwards? I've yet to try the airbrush method but fear the results will be to soft. The image I uploaded was a small piece of a large portrait has a variety of damage throughout but this stain is the worst of the problems.

Thanks for the help so far.

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Old 09-01-2006, 04:08 PM
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Hi Jim

The picture has texture from the type of paper the print was made on. I used FFT to remove this.
Then I made a mask for the stain from the yellow channel and applied this to a hue/sat adjustment layer in RGB to remove the stain.
Levels adjusted
Layers to paint
Neat Image
Sharpened

Hope this helps

Ken.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:11 PM
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OK Jim try this

Use the green channel I believe. Copy it to a new document ..change to grayscle then RGB. Return to the original and sample some skin color. Then on the new apply a gradient map using the skin colors from the original.

Copy and paste then new over the old and use a mask to paint in where needed.

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Old 09-02-2006, 01:16 AM
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thanks, oltenius. i'd thank others as well, but one says 'you two' where there are 3 posts, so not sure i'm included in that

nice job, butch. a bit pale, though.

oltenius, it's a bit rough... lots of brownish shadowy areas.

and ken, that's excellent.

coilte, try a combo of airbrush and clone. go very light opacities on each and use blank layers for each. or, use ken's method with masks and hue/sat. i always have a little trouble with feathering those type masks, but i'm using psp and i think ps does this better.

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