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Old 09-11-2006, 06:06 AM
Ernie Wells Ernie Wells is offline
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Man_Mule color bleeding Polaroid

Polaroid photo has been invaded by a squash yellow over the entire photo. Limited experience with photoshop cs 8, have tried suggestions in the Katrin Eismann, Thrid Edition Book, not much success. Seeking any and all suggestions.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:18 AM
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Mule

Well I examined the channels and the blue channel was ruined. So I used apply image and selected the blue channel and used the green channel as a source for the blue channel.

I next used a levels adjustment layer and used the white eyedropper on the white area around the mule's nose and the black dropper on the back of the farmers hat.

Next I used curves to add some red and subtract some green.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:25 AM
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I looked at the channels also, and there is nothing left of the blue channel. I just did a quick hue saturation to get this. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:51 AM
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I looked at the channels also, and there is nothing left of the blue channel. I just did a quick hue saturation to get this. Hope this helps.
Thank you sir, being a newbee with the forum and photoshop I'm having to learn on both very quickly, my question in regard to the blue channel, how/what did you see or know that indicates the blue channel is gone or not functional? And what does that mean in getting this picture restored. Is this a show stopper? Thank so much for response, I have learned a great deal from your observations and I also tried the same thing with the Hue/Saturation. Unfortunately, my attempt fell short of your example. Once again thank you so much.
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:03 AM
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As the cast was predominantly yellow, I used the selective colour (adjusting the yellow) and then adjusted the levels
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:04 AM
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The blue channel

Well when there is a severe tint its good to investigate the individual channels. Both in RGB (standard) and in CYMK mode. In this case I opened the channels palette and looked at the individual channels. Enclosed is the blue channel which is ruined and needs to be dealt with.

So with the blue channel selected, I used the Image/Apply Image command in Photoshop. This replaces the selected (blue) channel with something else. In this case I selected the green channel

Finally further color balancing. I used a levels adjustment layer and with the white eyedropper clicked on the white nose area of the mule and the black eyedropper to the back of the hat.

At this point some further color correction would be helpful.
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:43 AM
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Color Cast

Ernie, as other have pointed out, the blue channelis a mess and does not have much usable value. I actually filled it with black and applied a Photo Filter layer to negate the heavy yellow cast. Applied a noise filter to get rid of some of the dust marks and then did a few Selective Color adjustments to tweak parts of the image.
This is just one of many ways of attacking the problem. Essentially, as others have indicated, you will need to replace the blue channel. Photo Filter, Channel Mixer, or Hue/Saturation adjustment layers are all good options to use as a starting point.
Regards, Murray
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:47 AM
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Hi There

Like Phil I tried a little channel work. I used CMYK and used calculations to combine the magenta and yellow channels. I scrolled thru blend modes until it looked a little better... no expert here just by eye.

Then back to RGB to play with the color... and I managed to apply too much contrast as usual...lol

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Old 09-11-2006, 11:17 AM
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As everyone has already said, the blue channel is the problem here.

I replaced it with the green channel, then adjusted levels on each channel to get best result.

New layer set to color blend, and hand touched a few areas with colour from nearby areas with good colour.

Flattened image then duplicated it.

Top layer, took out blemishes with Polaroid D&S filter, applied hide all mask, then "Painted" with white to remove blemishes.
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:49 AM
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Here is another way...

Just open a channel mixer and choose blue as the output channel.

Then lower the blur slider near 0 and bring up green and a little red. Same as replacing the blue channel directly but lets you play a little more.

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