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Old 06-12-2003, 04:38 AM
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Question Retouching old photo

HI! this is an old photo taken last 3 years and i need help on how or what steps i need to do to get off the red thing i dont know what its called is it color cast? i dont know really. also im sorry if the image is not very clear. Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:05 PM
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Woof! Okay, I'll be the first guinea pig, and I expect someone to come along and show an "easy way" to make it look much better.

Using Color Range to select the color cast, I used a combination of Hue/Saturation and Selective Color to reduce the unwanted hues, then Levels to help the overall image, and a Layer Mask to bring back some of the color to the people. I've tried numerous strategies, so I'll be happy to see a better way as I continue to try to fix this.
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Old 06-12-2003, 07:20 PM
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Hi Garfield,

I use Paint Shop Pro - but the same thing should be able to be done in most good graphics programs.

I started by separating the channels. The red channel was the most evenly colored as far as lights and darks, so I pasted that back into the original image as a new layer and set the blend mode for luminance.

Then I added another layer and set the blend mode for color, and just selected colors from the top half of the image, and colored them in on the lower half. I only spent about 20 minutes on it. You could get much more detailed on the colors by taking a bit more time.

Tyeise
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Old 06-12-2003, 07:47 PM
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Good job, Tyeise!!

I saw that the Red channel was the only clean one (looked at the CMYK and LAB channels), but didn't want to paint (since I'm not a painter). Your version works better than my strategy, and I could probably paint in the colors... given some time and a little patience.
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Old 06-12-2003, 08:10 PM
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Tyeise, I tried this one and I never come close to anything I'd care to let anyone see. You really did a great job on this one and I copied your instrucyions down for future use. Thanks for the info.


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Old 06-12-2003, 08:44 PM
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thanks for repairing some of the image hue in the image. Thanks a lot ill follow what you all said. thanks i learned something again!
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:06 PM
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WOW!
Tyeise,
It translates very well in PS 7. Now I just need to save this tip where I can easily find it when I need it.

Tony
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Old 06-12-2003, 10:31 PM
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Thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments. I'll admit it was fun trying to find a solution for this that everyone could do.

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Old 06-12-2003, 11:25 PM
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Holy cow! Great solution Tyeise! This will definitely come in handy for me.

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Old 06-13-2003, 12:27 AM
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tyiese - great idea, red for luminosity

I did what you suggested, but first I duplicated the background layer, and set it to screen mode to lighten, then masked off the top section, flattened, then used the red layer for luminosity, then I color corrected the bottom and used selective color, working my way in to the bright red corner, then colored and adjusted brightness.

Roger
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