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Old 03-17-2008, 08:42 PM
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I'm fairly new to photo-retouching, mainly learning as I go. I recently scanned in hundreds of old pictures, and am using PhotoImpact 6.0 (old school!) to edit them. My favorite discovery is using "Tone Map" on all my 80s-red-toned pictures. But Tone Map doesn't seem to be helping on my parents ONLY wedding picture!

I editted the scratches, etc. out, but I can't seem to get the color right. I messed around with Tone Map and it just seems to really wash out the "realness" of it. Taking away too much of the red washes their skintone out, and taking away too much of the green/yellow washes out the green candle and yellow nuts (details, but I think they add to the original picture - and tell me I'm not doing something right.)...

Suggestions?

Thanks!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:43 PM
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Re: 1960s Wedding Pic - help fixing colors!

I did this in Photoshop 7 with a curves adjustment layer, and a contrast adjustment.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:48 PM
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Re: 1960s Wedding Pic - help fixing colors!

OOPS! I worked on this and was going to tell you how I got to this point then when I got ready to post I saw that you were using 'PhotoImpact 6.0' so the levels and painting on a color blend layer to get rid of the colored casts would probably mean little to you and your program.

Sorry Bout That

I hope someone else has an answer that is appropriate to your program.. It looks pretty kewl and has some neat features that Photoshop does not have

I worked on it so I am going to post it anyway even though it may be irrelevant.(and YES I know the whites are blown out!)
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:54 PM
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Re: 1960s Wedding Pic - help fixing colors!

Oh sorry about that too. I must of read to fast because I thought you had Photoshop 6. I must be losing my mind. Sorry again.


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Old 03-18-2008, 03:34 AM
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Re: 1960s Wedding Pic - help fixing colors!

First I did a levels color adjustment layer and then subdued the yellow with a hue/saturation layer and then a noise reduction.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:14 PM
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Re: 1960s Wedding Pic - help fixing colors!

Wow, thanks for all the suggestions! I have something to attain to, if nothing else! Those all look great... I have to figure out how to do that in PhotoImpact, but at least I know it can be done!
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:56 AM
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Re: 1960s Wedding Pic - help fixing colors!

Well I used a curves adjustment layer and used the eyedroppers. White on the cake in the bottom foreground, black on the suit, and gray on the coffee cup.

I used a selective color adjustment layer to decrease Yellow and Neat Image to remove grain.
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