RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Image Help Got a problem image? Don't know where to begin? Upload images and ask our users what they think or if they can help

Yellowed B&W

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 12-10-2002, 09:12 PM
CJ Swartz's Avatar
CJ Swartz CJ Swartz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Metro Phoenix area, Arizona
Posts: 3,345
Blog Entries: 19
Kevin, you've done a really good job! Starting over is hard to bear sometimes, but I've (often) had to do it, and it truly worked well with this image. Adding that piping must have given you some practice with that new tablet! Nice touch!!
Reply With Quote top
  #22  
Old 12-10-2002, 09:21 PM
Ed_L's Avatar
Ed_L Ed_L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: northwest Indiana, about 45 minutes from Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,824
Kudos Kevin! Nice work. Glad to hear got the Windows problems out of the way too..

Ed
Reply With Quote top
  #23  
Old 12-10-2002, 09:50 PM
KevinBE's Avatar
KevinBE KevinBE is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Posts: 511
Hi CJ & Ed, thanks so much for the kind words. I have a lot of time in this one but I learned a lot that will help me later on. I hate to admit it but I moused the piping. I will spend more time with the tablet later on and I should be able to improve my acuracy with it over the mouse. I did spend some time with the tablet trying some freehand drawing and was surprised at what I could do. I am certainly no artist but the Graphire2 should help me with things like the collar piping.

Ed the Windows problems are postponed until I have time to deal with it. Right now it's stable but I know the problem is lurking in the background waiting to pounce on me again. I think I will be able to get by until the upgrade.
Reply With Quote top
  #24  
Old 12-10-2002, 10:39 PM
phili1's Avatar
phili1 phili1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 237
Kevin you did a great job but Jenisa is right , but it easly corrected with your own photo. all you have to do is adjust in curves like an s make it lighter in the middle of section line got up on it an adjust there and down below it an adjust it there.

See your photo adjusted that way.

The only thing I would do is the top of your wife hair, clone out the protrusions and you have a winner.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg cindy&cheryl2 final3 copy.jpg (69.3 KB, 31 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #25  
Old 12-11-2002, 05:40 AM
Vikki Vikki is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Arizona
Posts: 883
This is a really a lovely photo, and you did a wonderful job on the coloring.
My only suggestion would be to add some color to the blouses. Of course this is a personal preference, but it appears to be unfinished because it is still gray, and the rest of the photo has color. Although one would think a white blouse would not need color, most often it does reflect some color (and sometimes reflects colors from surrounding areas). Perhaps a very light and soft cream color, would add just enough color.
Vikki
Reply With Quote top
  #26  
Old 12-11-2002, 06:01 AM
Vikki Vikki is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Arizona
Posts: 883
This is a really a lovely photo, and you did a wonderful job on the coloring.
My only suggestion would be to add some color to the blouses. Of course this is a personal preference, but it appears to be unfinished because it is still gray, and the rest of the photo has color. Although one would think a white blouse would not need color, most often it does reflect some color (and sometimes reflects colors from surrounding areas). Perhaps a very light and soft cream color, would add just enough color.
Vikki
Reply With Quote top
  #27  
Old 12-11-2002, 09:42 PM
KevinBE's Avatar
KevinBE KevinBE is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Posts: 511
Thanks Phili1 and Vikki for your suggestions. I have made additional enhancements. Vikki I was able to brighten the blouses quite a bit more without blowing the detail out. I had thought I was as far as I could go but a simple brightness/contrast adjustment was just what it needed, I get 252 252 252 in the highlights now.

I also cloned the hairline to eliminate the stray wisps of hair and I also cleaned up the dress/bodice junction. I wonder if I will ever get through with this one.
Reply With Quote top
  #28  
Old 12-12-2002, 10:35 AM
KevinBE's Avatar
KevinBE KevinBE is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Posts: 511
OK, here is the final draft.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg cindy&cheryl2 final.jpg (95.5 KB, 33 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #29  
Old 12-12-2002, 10:48 AM
phili1's Avatar
phili1 phili1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 237
Hi Kevin. You did a super job. I have a tendebcy to like it a little lighter, so I down loaded it and did a comparison and I like the lighting you picked, it has a softer effect on the eyes and face. Your wife picture kind of reminds me of my wifes at that age. NIce looking family. Again just a great job. I just realized that your sister in law looks like Shirley Temple, an actress among us.
Reply With Quote top
  #30  
Old 12-12-2002, 11:57 AM
KevinBE's Avatar
KevinBE KevinBE is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Posts: 511
Hi Phili1, thanks for your comment. Actually my wife Cindy is the younger of the two. She was a cotton top when she was very young and her hair gradually darkened to match her sisters when in her teens.

I will have to get to printing now. I have worked on several restorations for Christmas presents and haven't printed any of them yet. Thanks again.
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
b&w restoration punkjumper Photo Restoration 9 10-22-2007 09:39 PM
Update to Free Action Set for B&W Conversion gmitchel Photo Restoration 1 12-02-2005 08:38 AM
Combine color & B&W photo Trident Photo Retouching 8 10-31-2005 07:39 PM
B&W Conversion and Simulating B&W Filters gmitchel Photo Retouching 3 09-15-2004 06:27 AM
Yellowed Photo Larry Image Help 19 11-17-2001 06:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved