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Old 04-01-2007, 08:00 PM
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pb with washed out color

Hi,
Does anybody know how to fix the arm of this lady in a realistic way??
What's the best way to fix washed out colors??
Thanks for your help/suggestions,
Sylvia
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:08 PM
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Re: pb with washed out color

Not very good since most of the color is gone due to the blown highlights.
But ... you already knew that



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Hi,
Does anybody know how to fix the arm of this lady in a realistic way??
What's the best way to fix washed out colors??
Thanks for your help/suggestions,
Sylvia
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:28 PM
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Re: pb with washed out color

Thanks, Frank. I got the same result as yours.
I was hoping to get a better result, but when the color doesn't exist to start with, it's pretty tough...
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:11 PM
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Re: pb with washed out color

I don't know if the correction that I made on the arm is acceptable or not. I used the plugin-Color_mechanic Pro.

dc

Just remembered--There was a small area near the sleeve that didn't fill and I cloned it in. Did the color change on a separate layer and reduced the opacity.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:13 PM
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Re: pb with washed out color

dc,
Yep, that's a lot better. I've never heard of this plugin, I'll check it out. Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:18 PM
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Re: pb with washed out color

I thought you only wanted the arm processed... sorry :-)

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Yep, that's a lot better. I've never heard of this plugin, I'll check it out. Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:25 PM
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I thought you only wanted the arm processed... sorry :-)
Oh no, don't apologize, Frank, I do want to fix only the arm !
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:27 PM
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Re: pb with washed out color

I tried to keep it in the same tone
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:17 PM
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Re: pb with washed out color

Not bad at all... And how did you do that? Did you just paint over or did you use curves or whatever other layer?
I know how to fix colors and stuff but I'm not too good when it comes to washed out colors...
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:16 PM
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Re: pb with washed out color

First used Shadow/Highlight on a duplicate to bring back some highlights. Masked that so it only applied to the arm area.

Selected the S/H mask and added a skin tone color fill layer above the S/H layer. Needed a tad more color so I duplicated the color fill and lowered that duplicate's opacity till I got something I liked better.

Adjust to taste.
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