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Old 11-07-2006, 09:57 PM
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Re: Color Correction

on this photo i duplicated the orginal set it to multiply added a mask and painted in the womans face on the right masking out the rest of the photo. lowered the opacity to 70 percent. used the eyedropper and selected the color for the womans face on the right and painted the woman on the left using a soft brush set to color mode. used a hue saturation level to lower the saturation of the pink dress. this is what i came up with.
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:47 AM
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Re: Color Correction

Excellent job unimatrix001. Thanks for the info.

Gerald McClaren
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:09 AM
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Re: Color Correction

The "original" you posted looks like it was colorized.
You will not be able to correct the coloring without actually recoloring.

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Old 11-18-2006, 09:01 AM
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Re: Color Correction

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Originally Posted by Vikki
The "original" you posted looks like it was colorized.
You will not be able to correct the coloring with actually recoloring.
How can you tell? If that's the case, could we just desat and color it?
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:33 PM
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Re: Color Correction

How can I tell? The colors are flat and one dimensional, there is a very limited palette of colors, there is some spill-over of colors along edges, teeth and eyes are the same color as skin, color is over saturated in areas, etc.

The only reason I mention this is because it's impossible to make this look correct, color wise, by using conventional color correcting techniques. What's needed is a better coloring job, not color correction.

Desaturating and recoloring probably won't produce good results, as the method used to colorize this has probably changed the tones in the image. The best bet is to get the original.
Here's an animation to show the differences
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Old 11-23-2006, 05:46 PM
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Re: Color Correction

Vikki, I have to object to some of your comments regarding a previously-colorized state of the photo. The "spill-over" may also be consistent with photos that were colored after they were taken by the photographer as was common a few decades ago. In this case, there would be no original.

If I am not mistaken, this type of damage was common in earlier color cameras.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:25 PM
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Re: Color Correction

p3net,

welcome to RP.

i have to agree with vikki. what you're talking about was not common 'a few decades ago' and we're talking about THIS image which isnt from that time period. you might be referring to studios that kept an artist in shop for colorizing, but that was more than 'a few decades ago'.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:04 PM
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Re: Color Correction

It would be helpful if the original poster could address the question.

p3net, I'm not sure what type of colorizing you are refering to. Are you refering to the mass produced postcard type colorings or the hand tinted oils done by photographers? Either way, this is not one of those.
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:16 PM
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Vikki, I was referring to the hand-colorization type that some did -- yes, after research, up till the 1940's or so when color photography became popular. How can you be sure?
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:09 AM
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Re: Color Correction

Hi
I am new in the forum, and just having a look around. I agree with you Vikki, that is a color in job for sure.

Ev
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