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Old 11-11-2006, 02:13 PM
OFallonMORP OFallonMORP is offline
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First Try

Hi All,
I am new here and was wondering if I could get some feedback on my first try. I did take a few classes on photoshop and have been reading all the messages here online, plus other places. The photo is of my mom and dad when they were married, August 1959.

At this point I don't know what more I can do with it and I am open to suggestions on how to improve my skills.

Thanks
Patricia
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Old 11-11-2006, 02:23 PM
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Re: First Try

Nice job. I personally would desaturate her dress slightly and punch up the blacks just a little bit to give it more contrast. You could always get rid of that guy in the background if you're looking to kill some time. In the mean time you could try burning (darkening) the background to make them stand out more. Also, get rid of that arm in the doorway on the left side. Have fun.
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:11 PM
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Re: First Try

And a slight color adjustment to tone down the reds.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:43 PM
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Re: First Try

Taking down bit of the red and blue levels, and cleaning the doorway. Also some sharpening.

First time attaching image...Let's see how it goes.
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:29 PM
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Re: First Try

A couple of additional thing to think about -
I ran the image through Neat Image noise filter to begin with.
Then closer crop, darkened and blurred the background, color balance to reduce red, increased color saturation of blue, and removed the male figure on the right and the female figure in the doorway (left side). Moderate unsharp mask.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:07 PM
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Re: First Try

Hey all thanks for the comments! I did remove the person on the left. Duwayne what is the Image noise filter remover that you used? I have photoshop cs2 that I am using is this a plug in for it?
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:41 AM
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Re: First Try

Curve adjustment on wall and ceiling
Curves on dress and faces
Hue and saturation on suit
Eliminated person on right and in doorway
High pass filter
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:50 AM
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Re: First Try

ofallonmorp, welcome to RP.

nice picture.

first thing i did was run a bit of unsharp mask. radius 3, strength 100.

then a curves layer in color and setting only the black and white points but not the gray.

next was a copy merge, paste to new layer, and a shadows midtones highlights adjustment to bring down the highs.

i then made a point to point selection of the couple and saved the selection to a new layer (just in case i wanted to do something there). i then inverted the selection and used a combination of blurs and soft focus.

over that i added a new blank layer and filled with a dark gray on a low opacity until i liked it.

i copy merged again and pasted to a new layer and over that i added another blank layer and cleaned things up a bit with the push brush.

over that, another blank layer and a bit of light airbrushing to bring some color back to the skins. those flashes tended to bleed out color at times.

another copy merge, new layer and cropped and saved that out to a new image.

if this was just a straight restore, i wouldnt have done any of the blurring or selections or cropping. but the rest would have been valid.
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:13 AM
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Re: First Try

Patricia...

The noise filter is Neat Image. I use the free demo version which is a stand alone program. There is a Photoshop CS plugin you can purchase.

http://www.neatimage.com/download.html
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:24 AM
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Re: First Try

Using your retouched pic, I did a curves adjustment on the Red Channel and then did a levels adjustment reducing the white range and adjusting the mid tones and black tones. Did a highpass on a duplicate layer to crisp the details and set it to overlay blend. (removal of the guy in the background is optional). On a copy merged layer, did a selective colour adjustment adding a bit more yellow to magenta. Upped the saturation a tad
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