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Old 11-30-2005, 06:50 AM
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Hmmm...the picture you e-mailed me was only 41 KB. Should have no problems uploading...here it is!
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Old 11-30-2005, 12:52 PM
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sharon,

ok, we got us a picture let's keep working on the size though. this one is pretty small. something in the realm of 800 x 600 pixels is fairly standard.

as to what to do, i'd say clone/heal the major tears first. then, mask the yellow area with a show all. convert the mask to a selection and run a color balance or curves (in the blue channel particularly) or hue map, or hue/sat/lightness or some other color adjustment tool (like Fast Fix) and get that yellow to something more near the rest of the image. then, kill the selection and run a color balance on the entire image. then maybe run Neat Image to clean up any noise or polaroid dust and scratch remover.

best of luck!

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Old 11-30-2005, 01:24 PM
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I have to agree with the others about your picture being on the small side and way under the allowed 100KB ....

As Craig suggested, 800x600 pixels is a good size for the 100KB limit ....
If you are confused about attaching you picture to your post, follow the first link under my signature for detailed help ....

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Old 11-30-2005, 01:41 PM
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IMO the best way to fix discolouration like this is in lab mode.
Covert to LAB
then select the lightness and b channels, you can see the strong discolouration in the yellow range. Copy the B channel to a new layer and you can work on it in greyscale, just colour matching the grey areas around the tape, you can be quite rough with it as most of the important information is in the L channel. When you're done, paste it back into the b channel of the original image and you should see a massive improvement, there is also a slight discolouration in the a channel and you will need a tiny bit of work on the L chanel around the tape edges.
I had a go quickly (took about 5 minutes) on the right hand side - its very rough, just to show you how quick and easy it is. I'd need a larger image to do it properly.
I've also attached the what the L&b channel look like together.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:51 PM
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Smile How to fix yellow tape line.

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Hmmm...the picture you e-mailed me was only 41 KB. Should have no problems uploading...here it is!

Here is what you can do.

1. Duplicate the layer.
2. Select the yellow area using the elipitcal marquee tool.
3. Go to EDIT>ADJUSMENTS>Hue and Saturation.
4. Select YELLOW from the drop down menu and then decrease the saturation of the yellow colors all the way down.
5. Now, while still in the Hue and Saturation adjustment box, leave the color set to Yellow, and then adjust the brightness slider all the way to the right.

PRESTO! The yellow should be gone completely.

Now you will have the tough part of cloning and sharpening the rest of the image.

Good Luck.
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:51 PM
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Hi again,

Byron,

welcome to RP!

I had a very quick go at it ... (I only removed the 'tape discoloration' and balanced the colours ... )

Tape:
Worked in RGB mode and on the individual Channels (the worse was the blue Channel), used Image> Apply Image, Levels and a fuzzy Brush (10-20% Opacity) on the single Channels ...

Colour:
Hue&Saturation and Color Balance.
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:59 PM
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there we go! excellent, flora!

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Old 11-30-2005, 03:12 PM
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Scotch Tape

Well I sort of took the wrong path but its better. I selected the scotch taped areas and copied them to a separate layer. Then on various areas I selected similar parts away from the tape on a lower layer and used match color. It worked sort of well but I suspect there is a better way.
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Old 11-30-2005, 06:10 PM
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Scotch Tape

It is wonderful what everyone has done and suggested to do with my pic.!!!!! I don't have the photoshops except photoshop 1. All i have been doing is the cut and paste way. I want to thanks you all.

Sharon
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