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Old 12-03-2006, 10:39 PM
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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

In Katrin's book I did just peek,
But now I'm sleepy and to bed I go,
What did I read?? I just don't know.

So back to retouch pro I go
To ask a favor of a pro.
I want to learn how to get pictures clear
Can someone out there be a dear,
And lead me to a place in her book
Where I can find help and take a look?

So once again You see my request,
if you can help please be my guest
Direct me to a page where I can meet my quest,
to make my pictures be the best!!

Well better go to bed..I am so tired getting silly.
But seriously I understand each photo has a life of it's own, I try and use levels and curves and make some improvements , but it seems to me they are not as clear and with detail as they could be. I would love some help and I know she has to have some direction in her book. Third Edition of Restoration and Retouching.

Thanks Neb
I will post one I did . It needs help I know.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:13 AM
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Re: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Shhh Sweet dreams
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:27 AM
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I thought your poem was really sweet; your restoration very neat...

Well I did only a few things to your retouch. To your photo to increase the contrast on the right side of the photo I used a levels adjustment layer. That comes with a layer mask. I used the levels sliders just focusing on the man and background to the right side of the photo. I then filled the mask with black so you couldn't see the mask effect on the photo and then painted the right side of the mask with white to bring out the adjustments on that side.

After that I sharpened the photo.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:42 AM
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Re: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Hi Phil:
Thanks for the poem response. Cute...
I am going to go and try the technique and will post later today after I get back from work. It looks really good!!
Neb
I appreciate the response.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:47 AM
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Re: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Such talented people... I would have to work all night to make a poem like that... and I would still misspell half the words.

Anyway....no better than Phil I see but may as well post anyway. Mostly the same techniques.... used curves adjustments to try and even light.

I did try to sharpen the features some but with little success.

Butch
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:43 PM
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Re: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

My first step here, before doing the light
was to get the nice folks to all stand up right;
Distort, Lens is the tool, choose "extend edges",
that will save you some work later on with the hedges

That step has left us some white on the border
to help to fix that, a good clone is in order.

The next step, now, is to look at the panels
and go to the tab that will show you the channels.
Although this image seems devoid of all hue,
'tis strange to find out, the best channel is blue!

And now let's turn to the problem with light,
too dark on the left, too much on the right.

Levels, gamma zero thirty for the man with the glasses
But we'll need a good mask to protect the young lasses.

And now for the mask, how to paint?
if neither side-to-side nor up-down it ain't
Just use a gradient of the radial kind;
Are you following? Plese, don't get left behind.

Just click on your mouse, up there at right-top,
then drag to the centre and there you can stop.
Oops! Ain't that too much? Is a question to ask.
A tip to fix that is to use curves on the mask.

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I had started out with intent on a Lim'rick
Didn't seem right, so abandoned the gimmck.
The retouch is done,
the poem was fun
All pretty and witty and rythmic.

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Old 12-04-2006, 07:45 PM
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Great stuff Ro....
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:47 PM
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Re: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Can you help with this one please. This is the last one in the group I have been working on. What technique to get the colors back? Is it possible to get the green foliage back? I foliage using a levels adjustment and curves with not much success. Neb
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:13 PM
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Re: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Had a quick go at your problem, see if this looks better... LAB conversion to remove color cast and selective color enhancement. Needs some more work work but not much time tonight.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:22 AM
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Re: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Hi Neb

I used levels for the basic color correction. Like you I could not get the green back so I picked a few shades of green and applied a gradient map. Then used the mask to paint green in where I thought It should go.

Butch
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