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Old 04-24-2011, 08:35 AM
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Help with editing underwater portrait

Hi All

I have tried editing a photo using byRo's degrunge method, but am having trouble doing cloning and dodge and burn once I have applied the filters.

I first made some changes to the exposure and brightness/contrast, then I used the clone tool to clean up the background.

Next I did the degrunge technique with Highpass and Gaussian on a separate layer.

I then tried to use the clone tool to clean up some spots the filters didn't hide, but realised the clone tool does not behave the same after filters applied.

Any ideas will be gratefully received.

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Sam

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Old 04-24-2011, 09:29 AM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

Easiest way I can think of if you are having problems using the clone tool is to duplicate your image to a new layer using 'Ctrl+shift+Alt+ e'.

This way all your work in the underlying layers will be merged into a new layer where all tools should work as required
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:51 AM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

Thankyou!!! I love this forum! If anyone else thinks that I have chosen an incorrect method for retouching underwater portraits, please let me know... The clone and spot healing brush is very tedious, but it seems to be getting the job done!

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Old 04-24-2011, 12:54 PM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

Sam, for underwater shots where the lights or lens are not filtered I sometimes start with a simple underwater action that brings back the reds

it also is handy for other situations
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File Type: jpg underwaterAction-2.jpg (193.1 KB, 53 views)
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:00 PM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

Hi Sam! For the next time you dive in use the white balance before you start shooting. Good luck with everything!!! Cindy
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:02 PM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

here's my try at it.. send me a message if interested
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:12 PM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

Nice Jeremy!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:16 AM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

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Sam, for underwater shots where the lights or lens are not filtered I sometimes start with a simple underwater action that brings back the reds
Hi 0lBaldy,

I did a bit of googling and found some info about Underwater Action here: http://dive-photos.net/?tag=photoshop

Is that what you meant?
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:10 AM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

Yes, that is the same underwater action I posted in the Zip file above...
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:10 AM
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Re: Help with editing underwater portrait

After cleaning (using separation), selective curves to adjust colors & a channel mixer to bring back the water
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