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Old 07-20-2008, 04:42 AM
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Fixing red colour bleeds

Since I haven't got many photos of my childhood here's one that I need to fix out. However I've got some troubles with those red "bleeded" areas. Could anyone give me a hint how to proceed with this? I'm suggesting I could somehow fix red channel and a bit blue (green seems to be fine) but not sure how to do it.

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:06 AM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

Well a lot of things didn't work. IE switching to lab and working on luminosity or working just on the red channel etc.

In photoshop I used Image/Adjustments/ Match color and a lot of cloning and healing etc. Sort of a tedious retouch.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:28 AM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

Excellent, Phil!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:17 AM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

Really nice to see that photo can actually be fixed like that. No matter that it would take a while. Seems like I'm going to take a shot with your methods Philbach. Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:32 AM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

Phil, excellent job! Narvi, here is an alternate approach you might want to try as I find it often quicker. The green channel has pretty even tone and does not show the red damaged area as much.
Duplicate the background layer. Then Image>Aply Image and select as the source the Background Layer, Green Channel, Blend Normal, Opacity 100%. The layer will be grayscale. Now change the blend mode to Luminosity. The result will look the same as the orig background layer but the luminosity will be much more uniform. Now add a new blank layer on top and set its blend mode to color. Now select the paint brush, alt+Click on a good color adjcent to the stain. Now just paint over the stain. Continue using Alt+Click to sample good colors as you paint over the stained areas. It will only take a few minutes to get to the state of the attached image. What is left, is what needs repair with the clone or other tools. But that is not extensive.
Oh yes, there was not a good place to sample skin color, so I just use the color swatch to select a color. Also added a color for the dog's bow.
Regards, Murray
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:43 AM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

Hey Murray. Good Idea. Thanks
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:16 AM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

Hi Narvi,

Welcome to RetouchPRO!!

to minimize/fix the colour bleed I used the following procedure:
  • loosely selected (you can always refine the selection by using the Layer Mask that comes with the Adjustment Layers) the different discolored areas.
  • Fixed each selected area individually either with a Selective Colors Adjustment Layer or with a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer ...
Attachment 1 > A snapshot of my workflow for the Colour correction procedure

Attachment 2 > Snapshot of the different steps of my restoration:
  • Left > Original
  • Middle > after colour correction
  • Right >finishing the restoration
Phil, Murray,

great job!!!

P.S. I didn't bother with with healing and cloning beside the little boy's face...
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:38 AM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

Beautiful work Flora...
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:06 PM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

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Duplicate the background layer. Then Image>Aply Image and select as the source the Background Layer, Green Channel, Blend Normal, Opacity 100%. The layer will be grayscale. Now change the blend mode to Luminosity.
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This method works great; Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:54 PM
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Re: Fixing red colour bleeds

A lot of work with curves, selectively HSL adjustments, some cloning & healing.
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