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Old 03-03-2002, 12:14 PM
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loss of color

Hi All,

I copied a jpeg image into the psd format for printing. I usually put two 4x6 images into an 8.5x11 canvas to conserve on printing paper.

The image, which is in color, was lacking in any color when a copy was moved to the blank canvas. The original did not show any color in the blue channel, even though there is a blue shirt in the image.

Also, I would like to improve the facial coloring and correct the white on the right.

http://www.we-help-u.com/family/rasto_shop_1230_web.jpg


Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Alan

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Old 03-04-2002, 03:12 AM
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The image, which is in color, was lacking in any color when a copy was moved to the blank canvas.
Alan, Is there any chance that the blank canvas was in grayscale mode? I just tried copying your (RGB) photo onto a blank canvas in grayscale mode and it removed the color in the copy.

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The original did not show any color in the blue channel, even though there is a blue shirt in the image.
Hmmm. Can you give a little more info here? What do you mean when you say it "did not show any color in the blue channel?" When I look at the photo on my system, the blue channel seems to have plenty of info in it.

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Also, I would like to improve the facial coloring and correct the white on the right.
I'm assuming you mean the facial coloring of the guy on the left? That plus the white shirt on the right will be tough b/c they are blown out and don't seem to have any detail. If there is any detail, you should be able to find it by making a duplicate layer, changing the blending mode to multiply, and masking out everything except the highlighted areas. You might need/want to do this more than once if you see that there is some detail that is brought out. If there is no detail, then the only way I know to fix it is to "paint" in shadow/color where you want it. Unfortunately, this technique often causes the photo to look more like a painting.

There were a couple of discussions about how to handle blown-out highlights a while back:
Discussion 1
Discussion 2

Hope this helps some.

Jeanie
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Old 03-04-2002, 09:03 AM
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Hi Jeanne,

It was in gray scale.

I'll get back to you an the others.

Thanks,

Alan
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