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Old 09-24-2006, 08:26 PM
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Back Again, Need help with old photo

Hi Everyone,
Thanks to everyone who helped me the last time, I was able to get The Gimp and repaire a lot of my photos myself. This photo is beyound me. Can anyone help.


Sharon
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:12 PM
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Re: Back Again, Need help with old photo

hi sharon,

welcome back

i'd start with fixing the lighting. the tools here are mostly adjustment layers. these are brightness/contrast, curves, levels, and hue/saturation. you might also try a shadows/midtones/highlights layer.

after that, i think it's going to be a LOT of clone/heal.

work on the easy things first. that's why i said handle the general lighting/lightness first. it doesnt have to be perfect to start. just get it a bit better so that it's easier to work on the image.

and here's a suggestion; folks here love to help. post your progress from time to time and we can probably suggest directions and other helps.

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Old 09-24-2006, 09:35 PM
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Re: Back Again, Need help with old photo

Thank you Craig,

Will the brightness/contrast or hue/saturation take out the yellow tinge to it?

Sharon
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:38 PM
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Re: Back Again, Need help with old photo

use the hue/sat adjustment layer and move the desaturation all the way or nearly all the way down/left (i forget which way the gimp goes) to reduce any color cast or colors in the picture.

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Old 09-24-2006, 10:28 PM
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Re: Back Again, Need help with old photo

Craig,
Here's what i got when I use the hue/sat. What do you suggest next?

Sharon
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:53 PM
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Re: Back Again, Need help with old photo

Looked interesting. Cloning, healing, spot healing and patch tool. Using the pen tool I made selections and did a cut and paste. I am new at this so I realize that from a professional standpoint there is a lot of room for improvement.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:06 PM
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Re: Back Again, Need help with old photo

Dcobb,
How did you do that? If I may ask and Thank you for working on it.

Sharon
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:20 PM
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Ok, Now I see how to get the sat done. Thanks Dcobb and Craig.
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