Thanks to All
Here is my attempt
1:cropped a little
2:level adjustment in all the channel
4:color and tone balance
5:healing and cloning
6:a tiny bit of sharpen
Stofa, welcome to retouch pro. You did a very nice job on this photo. Thanks for posting it.
Time: Approximately 58 minutes
Crop the edges out
Fade Correction 100%
Automatic Color Balance 6148
Automatic Contrast Enhancement -
Bias - Darker
Strength - Normal
Appearance - Normal
Clarify - Strength 5
Automatic Saturation Enhancement
Bias - More Colorful
Strength - Normal
Skintones Present box checked
Edge Preserving Smooth - 5
Red Eye Removal
Duplicate Layer and leave only skin visible
PhotoTune's Skin Tune Filter until it looks right then merge layers
PhotoTune's 20/20 Color MD (I LOVE these filters,very worth the money)
Power Retouche - Soft Focus Filter - Effect Spread 100, Effect 1
Power Retouche - Sharpness Filter - METHOD Smart Sharpen for JPEGS, SHARPEN IMAGE % - 100%, BLUR RADIUS, pixels - .5, FIX EDGES % 80, EXTRA HIGH QUALITY box checked
Then I did PhotoTune's 20/20 Color MD once more to get the final result
If you're interested here's the links to PhotoTune and Power Retouche
*note I had to resize the photo to put it on here
I noticed I ended up with blued hues on the grandma's hair and the blonde girls hair. I fixed this in this manner.
Duplicate layer and get rid of everything except the grandma's head. (it's easier if you turn the visibility of the background off)
Colorize 0/0 and duplicate layer again
Manual color correction - Hair Colors - Ash Gray
Fade this into the BW selection until you get the desired result
Merge visible and erase everything that isn't her hair (it helps if you toggle the visibility of the bg on and off throughout so you don't erase too much or too little)
Turn the visibility of the background on and merge layers
Duplicate layer and erase everything except the blonde's head
Automatic Color Balance to approximately 4000, to add warmer tones to the hair.
Fade using the layer transparency until you get the desired result.
Removed color cast, corrected contrast and improved saturation with numerous curves in LAB mode; selective color adjustments for skin tones; neat image to remove noise; selective sharpening.
I would love to get more details on the curves that you did in LAB mode--very impressive!!
LAB curves ..
Thanks infixpix. Very difficult to recall just what I did with this particular picture but I use selective (.. and often numerous ..) curves in LAB with most retouch work. The Lightness channel for contrast, darkening, etc and the A & B channels for color and saturation changes. I highly recommend any writings by Dan Margulis on this subject, in particular, his ' Photoshop Lab Color - the Canyon Conundrum ' book.
This thread expains it somewhat ..
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Faded Photo - not sure if it's good enough||dianajenna||Critiques||4||05-12-2007 06:07 PM|
|Very faded old photo - any ideas?||dianajenna||Photo Restoration||12||04-18-2007 09:45 PM|
|Help with non-uniform faded and blurred photo||jakevalltrades||Image Help||6||07-31-2005 03:55 AM|
|Faded Photo restoration HELP!||samwise||Photo Restoration||15||07-11-2005 04:52 AM|
|enhancing faded writing on old photo||Blues_X||Image Help||14||04-30-2004 07:54 PM|