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Old 11-17-2006, 03:58 AM
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Water Stain and light damage correction

Hi,

I am new to photoshop touchup's and don't know how to correct this water stain.
I've tried isolating with color picker but didn't quite make it.
I would appreciate your help.
I am willing & ready to learn.

Vago
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:36 AM
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Re: Water Stain and light damage correction

Copy picture to new layer.
Create new blank layer and clone out the damaged areas.
New layer set to colour blend, sample colour from original (background) layer, and paint over stained areas.

I didn't try to fix any of the other defects on this pic.
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:20 PM
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Re: Water Stain and light damage correction

This is my try. I used channel mixer with 100% on the red channel and a little of the green. Spot healing brush, patch tool--no cloning. Unsharp mask twice and Neat image reduced to about 80%. Added a little sepia color. I only do this for fun, so whatever advice you get from the experts--go with it as their workflow is better than my fiddling.

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Old 11-18-2006, 09:07 AM
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Re: Water Stain and light damage correction

HI,

Gary - you did great, i still didn't manage to do the same as you, but i'll keep on trying. if you have any extended tip or have it demo'ed somewhere, i'll appreciate a link. if not, i'm still trying.

DCobb - you did much better than me, but the result is too sharpened/contrasted. Thanks for your additional info anyway. i've learned from it too.
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:36 PM
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Re: Water Stain and light damage correction

Hi guyvago,

Only real additional info I can give is this.

When cloning always clone on a separate layer so it's easier to remove errors.

Try to go with the feel of what's there already, sample a lot, switch aligned on and off as required.

I rough cloned with a semi-solid brush at 100% opacity, then blended edges of cloned areas by using a soft clone brush at about 15% opacity.

Easiest way to change "solidity" of brush is to hold down Shift key, then click the [ and ] keys. ] to harden, [ to soften. By default there are 4 jumps between hard and soft.

I kinda do things by eye, so it's hard to specify exactly how I get a particular result.

Hope this helps a little.
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:47 PM
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Re: Water Stain and light damage correction

There is no water mark on the red channel, so kept it and discarded the rest.
It flattens the file then to make it a RGB, you need to first make it a greyscale then RGB.
Duplicate the layer set to multiply lower opacity.
Then open a top blank layer and add the shade of color caste from original set to color mode.

Thats it.

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Old 11-19-2006, 03:45 AM
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Re: Water Stain and light damage correction

Well done Lasa for finding the easy way.

I almost always advise people to look at the channels, did not do so on this occasion.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:49 AM
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Re: Water Stain and light damage correction

Thanks for the tips.

Here's my result.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:10 PM
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Re: Water Stain and light damage correction

Did a little recolor
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