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Old 11-22-2008, 12:47 AM
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pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

hi
i have done my level best in this one.i have corrected a lot.but still the image looks very dull.so much corrections required.was planning to give this photo framed as a gift to her on her birthday on dec19. pls can any one pls correct the image .

this is the rapidshare link
http://rapidshare.com/files/166183127/final.jpg.html

its 730kb

also i have attached the image but its 52 kb .
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:32 AM
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Re: pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

vasanth,

I did some simple changes to your image.
1. I converted to B&W to get rid of the yellow cast
2. I extracted the image of the girl, reversed the selection and saved to it's own layer.
3. I changed the blending mode of that layer to Multiply and copied several times to make the background darker. I merged all these layers down to one layer.
4. I applied a mask to the above layer and drew a gradient across the mask
to simulate the light coming from the left.
5 I merged all layers and applied a sepia tone to the image
6. I cleaned up the edges of the girl.
7. I made a empty layer set to Softlight Blending Mode and with a soft, black brush at 30% opacity painted in a bit more shadow.

k
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:13 AM
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Re: pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

Not much could I do.My opinion is she will like it whatever you do.
http://shrani.si/f/2a/b8/1NgjS8Qq/gr...hildhood-p.jpg
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

tried to clean it up a bit and add in details that seemed to be missing hope ya like it and let me know what you think kept the yellow cast because i think it adds to the picture i kept the full size image of the edit in case you want me to send it to you
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:26 PM
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Re: pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

I like ktg222's version, as having the light source change and a little background really helps with the eye appeal and keeps it looking antique.

Nice job !
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

thank youuuuuu ktg222 .excellent work .i showed to every one in my family .awesome work. thanks . one more request.
pls if possible . the left hand shoulder and the right hand looks very dull right.pls can u just do a little tweak at the right hand in that photo .

thanksss Aleksman71 and lusant2 .
lusant2 i liked it. but ktg222 effect gave a more originality. i really liked the way u retouched the right hand .if i could get the right hand also corrected in ktg222 work . hup hup hurray .this forum rockssss.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8111/finalfnt3.jpg
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:33 PM
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Re: pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8111/finalfnt3.jpg

pls can any one help me correct the right hand and left shoulder in this pic.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:51 PM
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Re: pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

Enjoy...

hope this helps,
-Keven
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:07 PM
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Re: pls help its my grandmother's childhood photo

thanks igot
the right shoulder is absolutely ok now.
but the left hand look very dull .
pls help correct the left hand.
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/5...fnt3kaqgv7.jpg
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