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Old 02-01-2005, 05:03 PM
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First Action - Need Someone to test it for me.

Hi All
I have just attempted to make a action, where could I post it for someone to try it out and let me know if it's okay or if there is any problems with it.
I tried basically to save myself the bother of going through the motions of cleaning up the first stages of a photo with a simple action?.
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:34 PM
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Just post it right here as an attachment* and you'll get all the help you need.

*you can't attach the .atn file directly. Got to save it as .zip first then attach.

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Old 02-01-2005, 05:55 PM
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Thank You Ro
This is my first attempt at this:
I mainly use this on sepia photo's but it also handy for photo's that have lost there colour.
Before using:
Goto playback options - and choose Accelerated
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:56 AM
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Chris,
sorry I couldn't get back to you yesterday.
If I understood right, the first command is to just mark a selection to work on so that you can see the effect. If that, I'd prefer not using it. The pre-defined selection may not fall on an "interesting" part and also as you will be making an adjustment layer you can simply turn this on and off after the action has run.

The second command actually does the work. If this action was for batch-processing you would not want it to stop for anything, but it seems that in this case it's just a time saver. As such, you can mark the little box (see attach) and it will pause for you to tweak the settings.

Didn't understand the third line.

Please ask questions - we all learn that way!

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Old 02-02-2005, 12:48 PM
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Hey Romany, you don't live a million miles from me! I'll give your action a try mate. Wayne
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:58 PM
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Thumbs down

Cheers Ro
I understand what you are saying, i will try a different approach and post up the result.
Thanks Again Ro for your input
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:00 PM
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Just gave it a try, on a faded image, it cleaned it up fairly well, but I can't get the last step to do anything, I even tried a new selection first and nothing, but on a new layer it turned it all black. Whats it supposed to do, and what am I doing wrong? Wayne
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:01 PM
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Alright Wayne
Nice One, but i think it needs a couple of tweaks here and there, where you from ? Mount Unpleasant i Dwell
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:41 PM
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Hi Wayne
I thought I could make a action that will save a little time on cleaning up a old photo, I still got a lot to learn by the look of it, but the process is as follows:
1. Open old photo.
2. Make a selection, using the Marquee Tool.
3. Click on " Make new fill or Adjustment Layer " from the Layers palette.
4. Click Curves,Options and select Enhance per channel Contrast, click ok.
5. Use brush tool to cover the rest of the photo.

It has helped me a lot, considering most of my old family photos have faded in colour.

I took a photo from the web to show effect:
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:54 AM
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...but the process is as follows:
First off: there are no rights or wrongs in Photoshop, and there many ways of doing the same thing

2. Make a selection, using the Marquee Tool.
se post above, I'd say this isn't necessary

3. Click on " Make new fill or Adjustment Layer " from the Layers palette.
4. Click Curves,Options and select Enhance per channel Contrast, click ok.
se post above, I'd put in a pause

5. Use brush tool to cover the rest of the photo.
If you did make a selection before, it's a lot simpler just to discard it (drag to trash can). If you didn't, then don't need this step.


Did I say there are no wrongs? Wrong would be not to try.
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