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Old 05-15-2006, 09:06 PM
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Matching Face Tones

Hi,

I've tried several ways to fix the face of this picture, but have had a time tring to get the tones in the face right. Can anyone fix it.

The first pic is the original and the second is where I worked on it.

Sharon
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:39 PM
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Hi Sharon

I just did a little work on the face and was playing with color correction, most likely not correct...lol But I just used a clone brush set to 30 % or so to sometimes darken and sometimes lighten to even out the face. With a little more time you can get it much better

Butch
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:33 AM
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Hi,

I've tried several ways to fix the face of this picture, but have had a time tring to get the tones in the face right. Can anyone fix it.

The first pic is the original and the second is where I worked on it.

Sharon
I attached what is sort of mid-way through the job, but you can see the direction it's going. Two general things need fixing--the colors and the damage. I think you could do these in any order, but the stains and folds were distracting enough that I did them first. Used masked curve layers to remove the stains and healing and cloning to fix up the other problems.

To fix the color, I did two things: First remove color case, then boost the color contrast.

To remove color cast, create a curve layer and in the curve dialog double click the white eye-dropper. When the color picker opens, sample the white of one eye in the image, which picks a color. Then change the saturation to 0 (this will be the neutralized eye color). Now click okay in the color picker dialog box and go over to the image again and click the same place (approximately) on the white of the eye. You should see the color cast go away.

To increase contrast, create a levels layer and go to each channel and adjust the max and min input sliders until they each nearly touch the edges of the majority of the histograms.

This stuff is right out of Katrin Eismann's book.

I also ran noise ninja and sharpening to smooth things out. The sharpening enhanced some jpeg artifacts, but since they aren't a real problem (you won't have them in your copy), I didn't fix them.

To finish up, I continue cleaning the background and shirt and any other specs and scratches previously overlooked, and chop out the border.

Bart
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:03 AM
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I just had to try this one...alot of cloning, smudging, dodging and burning. I didn't change the colouring as I just loved it as it was.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:43 AM
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Looks real good Ziaphra .....I think you are right about the color. Sometimes the correct or original color is not always the best. And sometimes people and software are fooled as to the real or best color.

Butch
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:37 AM
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Hi Sharon.

I started from the original.
Cloned, Healed and Painted out the marks.
Replaced most of the background.
Moved to CMYK to colour correct
Layers to Colour.
Neat Image
Sharpened.

That’s about it. This picture has no ICC profile attached to it. I added sRGB profile.

Ken.
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