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Newbie - Need alot of help with this picture

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Old 07-28-2006, 05:48 AM
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Newbie - Need alot of help with this picture

Hi, I had posted this image in another website and was referred to this one. I have been using CS2 for approx. 6 months, I know a little about cloning, layers, saturation levels, etc. I guess the basics, but not much more. I was given this picture by a dear friend, she wants to have it cleaned up, and most importantly, she wants to be able to see his eyes. When I attempt this I end up making the problems worse than the original, I have been primarily cloning (doing what I know).
What I would like is:
1: How to clean up the image
2. Restore the colors (or improve)
3. How do I eliminate the orange / dark spots?
4. How can I bring the eyes out?
The image I have is a 2 x 3, my friend wants to print several 8 x 10's or 5 x 7's to give as gifts.
Last but not least, instructions on how to accomplish this, please keep in mind that my CS2 powers are almost non existent so, walking me through this by holding my hand would be most appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:19 AM
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G'day Madelene and welcome to RetouchPRO, this is definitly an excelent place to learn and develop skills. With regards to your request, it would be helpful if you could post your image here (or even just part of it) as a reference so the community here have an idea of what you're dealing with and how best to help you out. Look HERE and HERE for info on how to manage photo attachments in the forums if you are not sure of this, then you'll be in business!
Cheers for now
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:09 AM
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Red face Sorry! Here's the picture.....

It was too early in the morning
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:02 AM
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Hi Madelene,

Had a quick play with your image (haven't cropped it, though I think this would improve the framing).

First did a quick color correct using levels.

Using red channel, I roughly cloned out the red stained areas, being careful of the areas on the man's face.

Back to RGB channel.

New layer set to color mode and painted out some of the smaller red areas that were left using colors sampled from surrounding areas.

Now made a rough selection round dark area of eyes using quick mask. Copied and pasted to a new layer, then lightened using levels.

Flattened image, then created new layer and cloned out any remaining blemishes.

Bit of a crude job, but with a bit more time and care (which I don't have at the moment) I'm sure a much better result can be obtained.

Good luck with your restore.
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:39 AM
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Hi Madelene

I pretty well used Gary's techniques but lightened the picture a bit more. This produced a lot of noise in the dark areas of the eyes. I used some of Flora's techniques in using lighten and darken layers to even out some color and noise. I need lots of practice with this...lol

Butch
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:30 PM
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Hi,

Madelene,


welcome to RP!!

on my way out right now... but if you are interested I'll post the details later ...
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:31 PM
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flora strikes again. very nicely done, dear

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Old 07-28-2006, 01:32 PM
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Hi Madelene
Welcome to Retouch Pro.

I adjusted levels of each channel and found the red channel contained the most detail (especially in the eyes). Unfortunately the red channel also contains all the damage

I repaired the red channel using the green channel and used this as the luminocity.
Curves to adjust the colour
Added a layer set to colour
Added catchlights to the eyes
Neat Image on the background
Sharpened the eyes
Whitened the teeth.

I agree with Gary that a crop would improve this picture.


Hope this helps.

Ken.
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:52 PM
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Newbie-Need alot of help with this picture

Cameraken / Ken:

This looks great! I am trying to duplicate what you've done, but don't really know a whole lot about channels, I made a copy of red channel and cloned the areas that needed repair as suggested by Gary but do not see the results when I go back to RGB mode. I then tried to clone on the original red channel and was not able to do so, what I am doing wrong?
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:15 PM
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Hi Madelene

There are many ways, as usual, to accomplish the task in channels.

I used the red channel to select the areas I wanted to change with a good feather then changed to the green channel and copied to the clipboard. Then i returned to the red channel and pasted. I used a levels adjustment to match the tone. Then a little touch up from there.

Flora and ken...good work as usual, I did not think of adding eyes to the picture... I did not find them in the original. But it really makes the difference.

Butch
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