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Old 01-15-2006, 11:47 PM
Gerald McClaren Gerald McClaren is offline
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Restoring chemical damage on photo

I had some problem with this photo. First, when I tried to remove the reddish cast with the level and I used the black, gray, and white eyedropper, the nose and mouth turned black. Second, I cannot get the nose and lips the same or similar color of the face. I had tried copied the color from part of the face with the brush and paint the color on nose and lips they both look terrible. Third, the hair has this reddish coating and I cannot remove it even using the to give the hair a black color. Between the face and the hair, you can see the peeling and lifting of the edges. I need some help with this one.

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Old 01-16-2006, 01:35 PM
WhidbeyPix WhidbeyPix is offline
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hmmm

it looks to me like you're tyring to paint right on the same layer. Have you tried creating separate empty layers for say the hair, the lips, the face... etc and painting the colors on those layers. Then set the layer blending mode to Color.
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:50 PM
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read the tutorial the power of layer masks

I just figured it out and it's awesome. exactly what you need.
just think about it this way.
Say we want to deal with the hair (deal with one thing at a time).
duplicate your layer that has all the fixes.
make adjustments to color to make sure the one thing you care about (hair) looks exactly the way you want it. Ignore the other parts of the photo.
Hold down alt while clicking the layer mask button (it's a rectangle with a circle in it in the bottom of the layers window). This turns the layer into a layer mask.
now click on the black square next to the photo for that layer (the mask)
use a brush set to half opacity and the white color and paint over the hair. It will reveal the changes you applied to the image only for that area.
Now you can repeat for the other parts of the photo.
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:53 PM
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Hi everybody,

Gerald,

Thank you so much for your kindness!!

I agree with WhidbeyPix
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it looks to me like you're tyring to paint right on the same layer. Have you tried creating separate empty layers for say the hair, the lips, the face... etc
... You could have a look at this Tutorial I wrote about the 'empty Layers' technique and my 'Skin smoothing' technique ....

WhidbeyPix,

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Originally Posted by WhidbeyPix
I just figured it out and it's awesome.
.... seems to me you have just discovered the power of Layer Masks!!!! If you want to know more about them, here is a 'beginners' Tutorial on them, and here is a more advanced one ....

Have fun....
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