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Old 08-15-2005, 11:34 PM
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Oh i didn't know that i could save it under that format. I know i have alot to learn still, but i guess that i what i'm here for.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:25 AM
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Hi,

Jennifer,

had a go at your picture using Curves, Levels (Blendings: Multiply, Overlay, Soft Light) and gradients on their Layer Masks since I wanted to bring back details in the faded upper part of the picture without affecting/increasing the shadows in the lower part.

Let me know if you'd like more detailed explanations.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:07 AM
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Flora,

If you don't mind i would like an explaination.

Basically did you added a levels adj layer with a mask and would mask out everything for what you wanted. For example if you wanted her dress darker you added the layer and brushed out everything else? Right? Thanks Flora your a saint!
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:18 AM
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Jen I have subsequently played with that image and found that overlaying a grayscale gradient helps a bit, have a play, damn girl, 6 new ink cartridges is $100, lol

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Old 08-18-2005, 12:03 PM
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have a play, damn girl, 6 new ink cartridges is $100,


What's that all about?
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:35 PM
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Hi Jennifer

I did this a couple of days ago and forgot to post it

My first suggestion should have worked but as soon as I noticed it was difficult I started from scratch. You were right that the lower half of this picture is darker than the top and I used gradient masks to correct. The original must be very flat and trying to add contrast back is loosing too much detail.
There is no reason why my attached picture should not print out OK so if it doesn’t you will need to look at printer settings, make sure you are telling your printer to print in black and white and not in colour.


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So that’s what it means.

Ken
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:55 PM
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good to have you back, flora and wonderful job as usual!

Craig
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Old 08-19-2005, 01:13 PM
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Hi Jennifer,

thank you for your kindness!!

The following description is only about how I balanced faded upper and darker lower parts of your picture. Here is what I did: (see Attachment)
  1. Duplicated the Background.

  2. Created a Curves Adjustment Layer .... without changing anything in the AL itself, I simply changed its Blending to Overlay... The upper faded part started to improve, but the darker lower part got a bit too dark so, I used a linear gradient black to white on the Curves Layer mask.

  3. Duplicated the Curves Layer, changed its Blending to Multiply, reduced its Opacity to 41% and adjusted/changed the gradient on the mask.

  4. Duplicated the 'Multiply' Curves Layer, changed its Blending to Soft Light. re-adjusted the gradient on its mask and lowered its Opacity to 11%.

  5. The resulting image was balanced but somehow flat and darkish, so I created a further Curves Adjustment Layer to add just enough contrast to have a better basis for the rest of the restoration...

After that, I used Dust&Scratches to clean the picture, Neat Image (very soft to not completely remove the pattern on the skirt and jacket of the woman on the left.)

I worked with Luminosity and Shadow Masks to furhter enhance the image and, finally I applied a soft Sepia Tone to the shadows only.

Hope this helps...

Craig,

thank you so much for your kindness and warm welcome back!!!
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Old 08-19-2005, 01:43 PM
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Thanks for the help Flora. I'll try it that way once. You make it sound easy!
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