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Old 02-03-2004, 02:29 AM
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:43 AM
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Like the others, I replaced the blue channel. Mine was 30% from the red channel and 40% from green. I then used a histogram adjustment, contrast adjustment, a very low opacity contrast mask. From these layers I built a new image, added CJ's red channel/luminosity blend layer, and finally ran Noise Ninja to get this image.
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by roger_ele
-Used Apply Image to past 70% of the RBG combined image into the Blue channel in screen mode.
-Curves adjustment in screen mode to lighten

Roger
Hi Roger, I just found this:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/photo-retouching/5760-restoring-damaged-color-photos.html

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Old 02-04-2004, 12:15 AM
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... ok ... but don't tell anyone ...
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that was from my younger days when I had more time to play
(I have had one birthday since then)
maybe soon
I keep feeling like I am catching up
but I felt that way 2 weeks ago...
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:52 PM
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I thought I'd have one more go at this. I made the assumption that the background is not yellow, not cream, but white. I changed to LAB and lightened the B/W channel by 45% to reduce facial shadows. Copied, changed back to RGB and pasted into blue channel. Usually I define Highlights, shadows then mids but this time I neutralized the mids then adjusted the highlights and shadows. This gave me neutral values throughout but grey skin tones. Used Magic Wand on Background, inverted, changed to CMYK and changed skin tone values to 12/25/33/0.

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Old 02-05-2004, 12:15 AM
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Hey Duv, this is beginning to resemble skin. The "glow" I was missing is back!

I think I'm throwing up more dust here than I can swallow, having three or more unfinished threads running. But --

Yesterday I had ample opportunity to study our CEO's skin and complexion (yes, that's who it is! ) during a six hour meeting, and I made a couple of observations.
  • Noise reduction is very dangerous to skin. It carries a lot of the responsibility for the doughy look. what should have been fine gradients instead becomes flat (dull!) expanses of even tone.
  • Another effect of noise reduction is that skin structure disappears. I mean natural "noise" or "grain" as opposed to the gradients above.
  • All of this can be attributed to the camera totally botching one or the other channel. Here it is Blue. In my Lucia photo it was Red.
  • My "solution" has been noise reduction, which is too amateurish. I see the only way to go is Channel reconstruction.
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Old 02-05-2004, 09:30 AM
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One thing I forgot to mention was a Gaussian Blur to the skin at the end. That really made a nice improvement to the skin.

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