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Old 09-25-2005, 04:34 PM
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I played with it a bit. First channels and then color. It looks better, I guess
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:43 PM
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i borrowed ken fournelle's version and worked on it. forgive me, ken, but no sense doing what's already been done well.

to ken's i did a color balance using the new features in psp's 10 color balance.
i then applied a median filter at 3 to lower the noise a bit.
i added a curves adjustment layer to brighten a bit and to add a tiny bit of contrast.
and for the final sharpening, i didnt use a sharpen filter, but rather the 'remove digital camera noise reduction' filter. this gave some distinct definition to the eyes. this is a very nice tool in both psp 9 and 10.

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Old 09-25-2005, 10:00 PM
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To everybody who inputed

Thanks a lot for all the help!!! Believe me, I couldn't fix this anywhere near what you've all posted.
To mdavis, this is from my wedding. this came with about one hundred more of these type of pictures. She used a 3.2mp camera with bad lighting shots.

To Ken Fournelle, Thanks for all the effort in your retouching! as well as the step by step help. I've always been a hands on person, so showing me how to do it your way allows me to really see exactly what each step does. I will look into getting CS2.

Agan,Thanks all for the help. I will be trying everybody's suggestions (as I figure out the photo lingo around here). Any other suggestions is well appreciated!
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:10 AM
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Used LAB curves to kill the color cast, selective desaturation in RGB, selective color to balance reds, yellows and blacks.
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:45 AM
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Cass, I missed your last post. Looks like a real winner to me! Although I'm no expert on skintones for different ethnic groups, your's looks really natural. My skintones in comparison look too yellow. By not overly forcing issues you've come up with something that looks very "natural" to my eyes.


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