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Old 01-15-2002, 02:41 PM
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Unhappy Help w/wedding photo? Please?

Could someone please take a crack at this and tell me what you come up with? I have never had such a difficult time making a color correction to an image. It would be a great photo of the couple if not for the ugly tinting.

I am familiar with both Photoshop and Paint shop Pro. I am grateful for any help or suggestions anyone can provide.
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Old 01-15-2002, 02:48 PM
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Welcome to Retouch Pro. I would be happy to help you but I think you forgot to attach the file showing the problem.
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Old 01-15-2002, 02:48 PM
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I thought I had that photo attatched but I don't see it.
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Old 01-15-2002, 02:53 PM
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Looks similar to Retouching Challenges five and seven
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Old 01-15-2002, 03:17 PM
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Here's what I got after about 2 minutes work so you may want to take more time to get it better than that but you get the idea.

Go to the Channels Palette and activate the blue channel. It should look real dark. Go to Image > Adjust > Brightness/Contrast and adjust the brightness and contrast untill it looks more normal. Reactivate the RGB channel and bring up the Layers Palette.

Now add and adjustment layer of Color Balance with midtones marked and adjust the levels til it starts to look more normal. Mine was showing levels of -44, +20, +10

Now do a levels adjustment layer and choose the green channel. Adjust the right arrow left to the base of the histogram. The levels should read some where around 0, 1.00, 247

That should help you some and like I said, it was a quick fix so you may tweek it even more.
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Old 01-15-2002, 04:27 PM
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While this isn't severely backlit, it still might be helped by using a mild version of Katrin Eismann's technique for correcting backlighted subjects. The thread discussing it is here.
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Old 01-15-2002, 07:58 PM
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I used the steps for the knight.jpg on page 86 of Katrin Eismann's Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, then use the iProfessionalColor filter to balance the colors. Less than two minutes to complete. I am sure if you took more time you can get it better than what I did.

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Old 01-15-2002, 08:03 PM
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A lot of problems like this can be fixed with colour corrections with Levels or Curves. There's a complicate fix that involves Apply Image, but it's tricky.
Here's a link to a site with a simple explanation of how to fix the problem in this pic with Levels. It's well within anyone's grasp.

http://www.photosphere.com/compost/c...pia/lynch.html

If you look at the channels in the wedding picture, the blue channel is the big problem. You can see this in the histogram.
If you follow the tutorial on this site then you should be able to do a decent job of fixing the picture.
After fixing the picture with Levels, try duplicating the background layer and changing this new layer to screen mode and reduce the opacity of the layer to whatever you think looks nice. The result will look something like the picture I've attached, more or less.

Good luck,
Mig

ps. Learning the levels adjustment fix from the link will save you a lot of headaches in the future
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Old 01-15-2002, 08:52 PM
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Beautiful, Mig. Thanks for the link.
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Old 01-16-2002, 10:27 AM
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WOW ! This is what I was looking for. Thanks so much for everyones help, I was afraid it was beyond salvage. Time to get to work I guess.
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