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Old 10-26-2006, 12:44 PM
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Help with reconstructing dress

Hello everyone,

Here is a dress that I am currently reconstructing. I have selected a shape from another photo and masked it over the damaged photo. I've changed to the blending mode to luminosity so I could see the original underneith.

Now, what would you suggest. Any help would be appreciated.

Should I undo everything and try another method?
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:40 PM
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Re: Help with reconstructing dress

Instead of changing the blend mode to luminosity, try Image>Adjust>Match Color.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:12 PM
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Re: Help with reconstructing dress

Hi Murray,

I tried to match color and I'm picking up too much from the damaged photo. What I was hoping to accomplish was to get the "outline of the dress" because so much information was missing in the original and clone or whatever anyone suggested into the outline of the dress.

There is some good information in the dress so is there a way to get the "good info" into the outline of the dress? I just don't know any better way than clone and even with that, I'm not sure how to go about it.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:50 PM
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Re: Help with reconstructing dress

As there is not much colour in this, have you tried desaturating, the stains then become shades of grey, may be easier to deal with the damage, then recolour.

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Old 10-26-2006, 06:12 PM
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Re: Help with reconstructing dress

I have desaturated most of the color. How should I go about recoloring? Match color does not give me what I'm looking for.
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Old 10-26-2006, 06:27 PM
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Re: Help with reconstructing dress

Create a new solid colour AL choose the colour you need (can be changed later).
Change blending mode to "Colour" add a layer mask and paint on this with black to hide the areas you do not wish for that colour, adjust opacity to suit your tastes.
Repeat for any other colours you want.
You can dodge and burn the colour layers to give a little more shading if needed.

Do a site search for recolouring, there is some excellent stuff there, the above is only a start.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-26-2006, 07:52 PM
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Re: Help with reconstructing dress

Michelle, another thing you can try is to take a sample of a an undamaged area of the dress and use the Filter > Pattern Maker to create a seamless tile layer. Then make a gradient map of the damaged area of the dress and apply the gradient map to the seamless tile layer and change its blend mode to Multiply and adjust the opacity. A quick inaccurate example shown below.
Regards, Murray

Correction: sorry, I typed gradient map but actually used a displacement map.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:01 PM
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Re: Help with reconstructing dress

michelle, could you post the original and the patch as separte images? i'd like to see both as individuals.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:11 PM
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Yes. It would be nice to see the original.
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:15 AM
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Re: Help with reconstructing dress

Hi Michelle.....

I'm with the rest of the gang in wanting to see the photo before the luminosity layer..... but, here's just a quick, goofy rendition..... and may not at all be what you're looking for.....

I just did a lace pattern adjustment layer over the skirt part, then added a veil from another wedding dress......

By the time I finished with it everything was white but since your post had the greenish cast I went ahead and made it green with a Hue/Sat adj. layer and did a Ctrl +J to duplicate that and changed the layer blend mode to Linear Burn and adjusted the opacity......

That's about it !

oxoxo
Beth
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