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Old 05-10-2006, 09:18 AM
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I'm new to this

but I have been playing with this photo for months, on and off, with Corel photo-paint and I just can't seem to get it right. I have aquired Photoshop CS recently but I'm not sure it will be any better, I just can't get rid of the fadeing as I would like, as you can see from the atttached files(if I,ve done it right) So I thought I would ask a pro or two on this forum. Does anyone have any suggestions?.....with antisipation John.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:28 AM
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Forgot to mention, my Great Grandad is the guy stood on the far left as you look at it...God imposing figure or what? (lol)
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:01 AM
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They're an imposing lot

What kind of group is that? Some sort of association?
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:29 AM
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Had a go with your photo.

Mostly levels and curves adjustments with layer masks applied.

Not really satisfied with end result, but don't have the time at the moment to do a proper job of it. With time I'm sure much better results could be achieved.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:40 PM
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Good Job Gary

Used levels adjustment layers here as well.
I tried to get rid of some of the milky haze using unsharpmask and a color burn layer. In the process I added too much contrast I'm afraid.

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Old 05-10-2006, 01:24 PM
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From what I can gather they were all in a cricket team somewhere around Chesterfield in Derbyshire in the 1880's. Funny they're not in whites tho'....sketchy family history.
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:31 PM
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yea good job, I see where you're comeing from, maybe a little dark for my taste, but that's not much of a problem. Have you used any sharpening on it? seems less sharp than the original, or is it this laptop screen?
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Thought I'd have a bash too
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:39 PM
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I like your foray into the 1880's, what did you get the colour with? was it the colour burn layer? and, forgive my ignorance, how do you put on a colour burn layer?....John
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:56 PM
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I like the shadows in the background in yours, more even than mine, did you do the foreground and background on different layers?.....I've been trying to add a couple of duplicate layers ,then over lighten one and darken another, and useing the history brush to bring back the detail from each,(not a lot of success yet) am I going about it in the wrong way? I'm not too hot on PP. But I'm a patient sole (must admit I'm getting myself in a bit of a state tho'....lol) keep forgeting where things are, what they are and what they do!
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