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Old 08-21-2007, 02:34 PM
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Wide Angle Lens Flare

Also known as: "Didn't I tell you not to stand in front of the light...?"

Anyway, this is a snip from a large group shot. I have tried masking, desaturating, drinking. You get the idea. I just can't seem to make any corrections that look realistic. So far, all of them have looked more obvious than the blue glow.

I have a couple just like this that I am going to have to fix and was hoping for some insight.

TIA!

TPM
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:11 PM
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Flare

Use Apply Image to blend the Red channel into the Green channel in Darken mode.

Then blend the repaired Green channel into the Blue channel in Darken mode.

flare_G23.jpg

No masking, desaturating, or drinking necessary!

These two channel blends will get rid of the lens flare.

You'll still have to color correct the greenery in the background, but you sound like you can handle the rest.

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Michael
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:31 PM
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Flare

Graphics23, thanks for the reply! I would not have though to go at it that way. Your result looks much better than the one I was about to post. Many, many outlines with the patch tool and hue/sat adjustments in the blue and master channel. and it stiil has blue glow...

Thanks again, will try your way now.

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:37 PM
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Flare

Michael,
Nice,I'm learning quite a lot from your post. Thank you for the techniques and tips.
Ray
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:49 PM
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Flare

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Graphics23, thanks for the reply!
You're welcome!

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I would not have though to go at it that way.
Always check the individual channels before attempting to fix an image. By doing so I noticed right away that the Red channel still had plenty of detail.

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Your result looks much better than the one I was about to post. Many, many outlines with the patch tool and hue/sat adjustments in the blue and master channel. and it stiil has blue glow...
Part of the difficulty you're having is that the damage is in both the Blue and Green channels. This means it's not a blue glow, it's a blue-green glow. You're only attacking half the problem.

This would have been obvious had you checked out the channels first.

Read this tutorial for more ideas on working with channels.

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Thanks again, will try your way now.

TPM
Oh, and lest I forget my manners...

Welcome to the forums!

Good luck,

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:57 PM
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Michael,
Nice,I'm learning quite a lot from your post.
Glad to hear it!

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Thank you for the techniques and tips.
Ray
You're welcome!

Regards,

Michael
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:18 PM
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You're welcome!

Always check the individual channels before attempting to fix an image. By doing so I noticed right away that the Red channel still had plenty of detail.

Oh, and lest I forget my manners...

Welcome to the forums!

Good luck,

Michael
Yes, I often forget that I once actually knew how to do both additive and subtractive color printing. Its fading away

I must be doing something very wrong, when I am done, the glow is toast, but I have no green or blue in the girl's dresses. Perhaps you meant for me to select only the area needing adjustment and not the entire image? My brain seems to be at an and of working tonight.

Thanks for the welcome and polite management of my denseness

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Old 08-21-2007, 04:25 PM
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Flare

What you're seeing is the result of the two channel blends. Anything blue or green will become either neutral gray or shades of cyan or red.

No need to make a selection, just use the History Brush to paint back the areas that loose color.

Better yet, do the channel blends on a duplicate layer and paint in the corrections using a layer mask.

Regards,

Michael

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Old 08-21-2007, 04:33 PM
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What you're seeing is the result of the two channel blends. Anything blue or green will become either neutral gray or shades of cyan or red.

No need to make a selection, just us the History Brush to paint back the areas that loose color.

Better yet, do the channel blends on a duplicate layer and paint in the corrections using a layer mask.

Regards,

Michael
Thanks for the insight! I will report back my success later.

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Old 08-22-2007, 12:34 PM
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Re: Wide Angle Lens Flare

Hi there

I used a Hue/saturation layer and I don't think I had any problems removing the flare. Remember you can shift castes and also increase or decrease their brightness.

By using the hue/saturation adjustment layer I could easily keep the greens in the leaves.

Butch
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