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Old 08-10-2002, 03:42 AM
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Angry Can anybody assist please

I am in dire straits here. I have tried everything to rejuvenate this image. I think what I am seeing is a light green colour cast but who knows if my eyse are playing tricks.

Any point in the right direction would be grateful and tips for fixing the photo using PS 6 or 7 would be best as that is what I am using.

I have attached the file.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-10-2002, 07:32 AM
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Gosh this is a toughie - I have replaced channels, channel mixed and all sorts of other tricks, but so far to no avail. It's almost as if there is not enough colour information to recover. Will keep trying though (I presume you want to steer clear of hand colouring?)
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Old 08-10-2002, 07:48 AM
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I only had about 15 minutes to work on this before rushing off to work, so I hope you can get an idea of where to head from here.

Here's what I did:

Adjusted color balance & levels (used adjustment layers for these)

Did some hand coloring (see the tutorial)

Did a quick vignette (also a tutorial for this)



I only worked on the face, hair and coveralls, but you can clean up the rest of it using the same methods.
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Old 08-10-2002, 08:55 AM
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Jakaleena that is great thank you for that.

Just a question did you isolate each area before adjusting?

(I don't do too much on the colour side of things and I am doing some heavy duty practicing).

Many thanks again.

Katie
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Old 08-10-2002, 09:52 AM
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Great job as usual Jak.

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Old 08-10-2002, 10:18 AM
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I did the oval "cropping" first to isolate the colors in the child, then went to CMYK mode and adjusted levels using each of the colors individually, then back to RGB and did some minor adjustments in levels again there. Went to selective color (image, adjust, selective color) and did some changes there (using absolute radio button). It's not to my liking yet as there are some blocky pixellated areas in the forehead and that straight edge of color to the left of the child, but that can be fixed. Maybe on your original you have more detail and can get a better result with these ideas.
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Old 08-10-2002, 12:45 PM
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Good job you two. Very attractive Jak. Blacknight I like the way that you have not coloured it and have rescued as much as you could. I had no joy - I resorted to handcolouring some parts, but hair and background remained problematic. Well done.
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Old 08-10-2002, 12:45 PM
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Re: Can anybody assist please

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Originally posted by katie
I am in dire straits here. I have tried everything to rejuvenate this image. I think what I am seeing is a light green colour cast but who knows if my eyse are playing tricks.

Any point in the right direction would be grateful and tips for fixing the photo using PS 6 or 7 would be best as that is what I am using.

I have attached the file.

Thank you in advance.
Hy Katie,
I retouched your picture,probably the worst picture I've ever seen.
It hasn't been too much easy, I hope you like it.
Bye Massimo.
P.S. Sorry 4 my bad english

Notes:
I used b\w point with the curves' tool.
I selected some part of the picture so I was able to balance the colors separetely.
I also used all the tools for color balancement and levels too.
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Old 08-10-2002, 01:22 PM
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I worked only on tone. This took about 5 minutes.

First I duplicated the image, set blend mode to 'multiply'
I liked it, but wanted more, so I duplicated the multiplied layer
Flattened (optional, probably should have left it unflattened)
Added levels adjustment layer
Added color balance adjustment layer
Added gradient map adjustment layer
Added curves adjustment layer

If I was going to finish this, I'd probably add some red highlights to his face, and color his jumper, both via color blend layers. I'd consider a new background by adding a layer mask to the original image and putting a new bg behind it.
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Old 08-10-2002, 09:09 PM
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Jakaleena that is great thank you for that.

Just a question did you isolate each area before adjusting?

(I don't do too much on the colour side of things and I am doing some heavy duty practicing).

Many thanks again.

Katie
You're welcome!

On the first step (adjustments) it was to the entire image. The hand coloring was done by selecting specific parts
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