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What is this circle and What can be done about it Please.

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Old 08-04-2006, 06:25 PM
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What is this circle and What can be done about it Please.

Hi :Going to try and work on this picture . I know it is small she does not know how to scan just yet and this is her try. Can anyone tell me what the circle might be..and how can I get rid of it and restore the picture please. Thanks Neb
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:39 PM
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Hello There,

It looks like discoloration from a frame and years of sunlight hitting the exposed parts. I had the same problem with a picture I was working on and you can click the link for advice given to me.

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Old 08-04-2006, 07:47 PM
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Hello Neb

I do believe Kerry is correct about light exposure. I don’t think there is a magic bullet to repair the damage.

I used two levels adjustments to start. The first, after selecting the light area with a large feather, I used to equalize the luminosity. The second levels adjustment for a small amount of color correction.

Then I used dodge and burn tools to fine-tune…sort of.

There was some color shifting so I used a color layer to equalize the color on the floor.

Butch
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:41 PM
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Thanks Irish for the link.
Butch can you please give me more information on the below steps you did please..I used two levels adjustments to start. The first, after selecting the light area with a large feather, I used to equalize the luminosity. The second levels adjustment for a small amount of color correction.

I am still struggling to learn photoshop and do not know where some of the actions are. Thanks Neb
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:29 PM
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Hi Neb

I like you almost always use just the basics. All I did use a large soft selection brush in mask mode and selected the light area in the center. The softness of the brush helped blend at the edges. I inversed the selection then opened a levels adjustment layer. The selection will be placed in the mask. I used the center or gamma slider to get the luminance close. Then pressed ok. The second levels adjustment was for the color and overall luminosity. You cannot be perfect in the adjustments so I still had some light areas at the edge of the old circle light area. I used the burn and dodge tools at a low exposure to get rid of that. The floor under the couple was about the same luminosity but a different color. The colors will often shift when using adjustments. So I opened a blank layer set to color mode and sampled a floor color and painted it all in to make the color even.

Hope this helps...Butch
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:42 PM
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Thanks Butch:
It is getting late and I am very tired..going to try this in the morning. You can just about bet I will be back with more questions . Thanks Neb
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:23 AM
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very nicely done, butch!

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Old 08-05-2006, 10:42 AM
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Very, very nicely done Butch.. In regard to the circle of dark area,

the only time I have seen anything like that was when I used the

wrong lens shade and caused vignetting... Tom
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:09 PM
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Great job Butch.

This picture is way too small to work on.

Doubled Size
Rotated it straight
Cropped a bit
Cloned in missing corner
Levels adjusted
Layers to color
Sharpened

Ken.
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