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Old 01-24-2007, 10:11 PM
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Beautiful and lots of potential

This picture has a lot of potential. It's a beautiful picture. Here's the original and my first attempt at some color correction. Help me please. Thank you.

Sylvia
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:08 PM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

I gave this a try. Starting with your corrected image I took it into a program called Focus Magic and used a setting of 4. Then I changed the color mode from RGB to LAB and did some adjusting using curves on the a and b channel. How much to correct is always very subjective. Did a final color correction back in RGB and used the HUE/SAT to adjust the yellow and red. I am not a professional retoucher so my work flow my leave a lot to be desired.

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Old 01-24-2007, 11:54 PM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

Sylvia, I focused on the color correction by doing a levels adjustment to cool yellow / green cast down (on the original). You did real well on the cracks and spots so I only did 60 secs of cleanup and then stopped.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:29 AM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

Level adjustment, hue and saturation, a little cloning and hi pass filter
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:01 AM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

Wow! I'm totally amazed by the results you all achieved! I'm off to play around with some of your techniques. Thanks!!!
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:53 AM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

I did a slect color range then adjusted with hue saturation
retouched it quickly and did a little burning on the edges
hope this helps
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:51 AM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

Great picture.. too bad somebody put so much blush on the picture, strange?
Anyway i didn't clean up the image at all just played with the colors..
used the level to even out each channel..that almost did it..added a little hue/sat. to taste.

another way to get started:

If you want to try something interesting...duplicate the original picture layer.
on the copy layer go to BLUR / Average. it will turn it some goldish color.
The invert the color. (crtl+I). Change layer mode to color and lower opacity to 40-50% then add a hue/sat adjustment above the average layer Master, hue-8% sat +25%

or

Use variations (Image/adjustment/variations)
In default Midtones:
more blue, more red, more cyan, more red, more cyan..
you can fine tune it with the fine - course slider..once you get the hang of it....it's a fun tool.


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Old 02-09-2007, 01:15 PM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

She's such a lovely subject, that I want my turn -- used Selective color to remove some of the yellow from the reds and reduced the cyan and yellow channels to remove the greenish cast in shadow areas. I love warm tones, so her hair comes out redder than some folks work

I did separate work on reducing the red blush (again with Selective color on a masked area) and added an overall curve to add contrast.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:19 PM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

Like CJ I had to have a go at this one.
Removed colour cast by sampling it and creating a layer filled with sample colour. Inverted this layer, changed blend to colour and faded down quite a bit.
Used clone and healing brushes on cracks etc.
Ran through Lucis at low level just to emphasize the shading, adjusted levels, sharpened slightly and cloned out some of the sharpening halos that looked too much.

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Old 02-09-2007, 06:12 PM
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Re: Beautiful and lots of potential

Here is my try,curves,hue/sat.cloning.sharpen.

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