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Help please with this faded photo

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Old 04-04-2006, 09:52 AM
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Thanks to All

Well, thank you all very much for taking the time to help me with this photo. I hope I can make as good a job as you all have - and I will definitely take a copy of it this time. Thanks again Pam
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:35 AM
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Here is my attempt

1:cropped a little
2:level adjustment in all the channel
3:brightness/contrast adjustment
4:color and tone balance
5:healing and cloning
6:a tiny bit of sharpen
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:48 PM
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Faded

Stofa, welcome to retouch pro. You did a very nice job on this photo. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:22 PM
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Techniques:
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
http://www.powerretouche.com/
http://www.phototune.com/

*note I had to resize the photo to put it on here
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Old 04-07-2006, 05:55 PM
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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.

http://www.familytreephotorepair.com/pambill_FTPR.jpg
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Old 04-09-2006, 11:38 PM
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Family

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.
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:53 AM
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excellent job, gary!

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Old 04-10-2006, 09:15 AM
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Thanks Kraellin !

Appreciate yur comments.

Cheers.

Gary
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary
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.
Hi Gary,
I would love to get more details on the curves that you did in LAB mode--very impressive!!
Bob
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:31 PM
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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 ..
http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=18308

HTH.

Cheers!

Gary
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