Help fixing photo from 50's
If you look in your channel palette, you'll see the blue channel has proportionally less of the damage than the other two. In the case of a monochrome image, that usually means you can do an algebraic combination of layers (using a channel mixer) to remove the damage and still leave some image info.
In this case, I added a monochrome channel mixer and adjusted the blue channel up and slid the red and green until the noise cancelled out. In your case, the RGB coefficients ended up at -90, +28, +158. Gives the first attachement.
Then add a curve to get the exposure back (second attachmeht). Takes about 2 minutes.
From here you can use noise reduction and healing and so on to fix up the remaining scratches.
Like Bart I started using the channel mixer. Monochrome output with 100% blue channel.
I cropped the image
Next I used Neat Image to clean it up some.
Finally I copied the layer and used a high pass filter at 5 using overlay blending mode to sharpen the image. To this layer I added a mask to hide areas that didn't need sharpening like the background.
wholetthe (dogs out?), welcome to RP.
the first thing i wondered about in your fix was why you changed to greyscale. this will limit what tools will work or be active in your editor (at least it does in psp). it may also limit what plugins will work or be active.
there's all sorts of ways to approach this thing. you can try noise reducers like Neat Image or psp's noise reducer or ps's, if that's what you have. you can try polaroid dust and scratch remover. you can try what bart and phil listed. clone, heal, smudge are also options but may take longer and so on. it sort of depends on how good you want your finished product and how much time you have to devote to it.
the filtered approach tends to be quicker but will also tend to be not as good a quality. the manual, somewhat bit by bit approach will probably get you a better result but take longer. so, that's really the first question you want to decide, how good is good enough, and that will sort of determine your approach.
2. clone stamp tool.
3. Shadow / Highlight.
4. Noiseware plug.
4. unsharp mask.
1. Akvis Coloriage plug.
2. Bursh - Mode colour - paint.
3. Hue / saturation.
Last edited by ahmetturker; 09-22-2006 at 04:18 PM.
wow, thank you so much. Thats amazing =)
how did you get everything in color? i was trying to play around with the paint brush to try and color in somethings, but it didn't turn out so well. How did you do it? =D
welcome to RP!!
I had a go at your picture..
I coloured the image following the technique described in this Tutorial.
Nice job, ahmetturker!!
Last edited by Flora; 09-24-2006 at 09:02 AM. Reason: Added Info
Re: Help fixing photo from 50's
excellent colorizing, flora!
also, flora, that DigiDann method doesnt seem to work in psp. i tried it both ways, with the color hue/sat just above the bg and with it as the top layer. neither way worked.
i did this one also but i didnt try to do everything. i was somewhat just experimenting with psp xi's new 'color changer'. i think this might be similar to ps's selective color, but maybe not as sophisticated... not sure. anyways, i wanted to try it out on this.
also, that big black object on the left in the background is a piano
Re: Help fixing photo from 50's
Here is my version of the 50's shot hope you like it.
I kept it as a gray scale Image. Used the channel palette(blue channel).
to get a quick fix over all then use curves to get the right contrast and
I clones the background right side to have a better perspective putting the two boys more in the center of the shot.I put a sofa in the background replacing the
piano that was there.
Last edited by skyjely; 09-25-2006 at 08:59 AM.
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