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her daughter died of cancer (Help me)

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Old 07-17-2005, 12:53 PM
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i doubt the woman whose picture this is would find anything wrong with it, ken. nice job!

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:13 AM
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Thought I'd have a quick play at this. I am new to this so be gentle.

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Curves
Colour Balance on whole image
select face - masked colour balance
cloning of various spots and dust etc

Total time about 20 minutes
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:25 PM
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pretty darn good for being 'new to this', lamedos

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Old 07-18-2005, 01:52 PM
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Welcome aboard Lamedos! Have to agree with Craig, a really good effort. My only suggestion is be careful using too much contrast. Her forehead is a bit blown out and much of the hair is pitch black not containing detail.
Hope to see many more posts from you!

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Old 07-18-2005, 02:09 PM
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Hey guys

Thanks for the comments. Been a member here for a while but probably haven't logged on for over a year - had a go at a couple of restoration challenges, the "ripped to shreds, torn & three cups of coffee" types but really didn't do too well.

As I said, this was a "quick & dirty" play at the image - I don't understand all this swapping channels and measuring colour with the eye dropper stuff - just did it by eye. Only know basic PS stuff.

I know what you mean about the hair - spending a bit more time I might have done a masked curves layer on that. Dunno about totally black though - must be my monitor setup. Dave, I had a look at your image and I see red and green blobs in the hair - is that my monitor? Craig, might be blind but I couldn't see yours?

Thanks again guys - I'll definately post some more after reading some of the tutorials.

Cheers

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:30 PM
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lamedos,

i didnt do one on this one. others seemed to have it well in hand.

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Old 07-19-2005, 10:51 AM
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I was just looking back through the postings here. Your posting about ‘decided’ shook me so much that I have just realised that I did not thank you for your reply to my question about CMYK.

You made some excellent points about colour which I will keep in mind in the future.

Thank you once again.

Ken.
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:41 PM
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Hi,

Ken,

Great job! .... I agree with you about the skin though... it might be my monitor ... but it seems to have a a slight magenta/bluish tinge ...
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Originally Posted by Cameraken
...I have just realised that I did not thank you for your reply to my question about CMYK.

You made some excellent points about colour which I will keep in mind in the future.

Thank you once again.
You are welcome! ... Glad if I could be of any help ...

lamedos,

Welcome to RP!

Nice job! ... Even if I have to agree with Dave about the solid block of dark colour hiding nearly all details in her hair ... as usual, it might be my monitor ... but her skin seems a bit too yellow .... but, after reading this Thread, you know we all had problems with the colours of this picture .... particularly with the skin ...
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Old 07-19-2005, 05:40 PM
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Hey Flora - thanks for the welcome!

I think you're being a touch too kind with the "it might be my monitor" comment! Looking at some of your work on here I'd bet an entire weeks chocolate marshmallows budget on the fact that it's more to do with the fact that I haven't a clue what I'm doing.

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Roy
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:39 PM
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Roy, I'm pleased to tell you, your chocolate marshmallows are safe. No one produces corrected images the way Flora does. Period!! Having said that, I personally have a tough time adjusting images by "feel" as Flora does it. I "think" I would prefer a workflow that involves numbers corrections followed by Flora's " feel" to give newbies, et all, a chance a getting close to a great image.
I think as one who is trying to get to Flora's level is that you have two choices: admire and somehow try to achieve her work thru trial and error on each image (which can't be matched) or start with conservative adjustments and then playing from there. I think my lame bottom line is this: If you're happy with Flora's superb renditions, print it off and enjoy. There's probably nothin coming along that is going to be better. Know that too, Flora's feel comes with years of experience. I'm still trying to help you understand the numbers so that one day you can move beyond and correct instinctifly as Flora does.
The bottom line is there probably is nothing really wrong with you monitor. I get the same generosity from this lady. Thank you Flora..

Dave
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