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Old 12-10-2006, 01:26 AM
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Re: 90 year old photo

that's pretty good, dcobb. degrunge is probably a right step on this one.

one thing that is bugging me on all of these, though. you're all leaving the faded white of the background. someone had a tutorial/explanation on how to handle this but i havent found it again so far. i'll keep looking and if anyone remembers where it is, do post a link, please.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:52 AM
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Re: 90 year old photo

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...you're all leaving the faded white of the background...
Isn't that a vignette thing that's supposed to be there?
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Old 12-10-2006, 11:38 AM
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Re: 90 year old photo

jimhere,

welcome to RP.

if we're talking about the same thing, i dont think so. it's an older picture and the photographer or studio used a painted backdrop. most of what i'm talking about is on that backdrop. but, the same stain or fading is also on her dress a bit and quite prevalent to some extent throughout the picture. i cant imagine it's an original part of the image.

take it in, close up in an editor, and i think you'll see what i mean.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:07 PM
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Re: 90 year old photo

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It's an older picture and the photographer or studio used a painted backdrop.
I must correct you on this one. There is furniture clearly visible in the background. There is a table to the left, and a fireplace to the right (possibly with an urn on top of it?)
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:20 PM
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Re: 90 year old photo

cedel,

hehe, that's fine. i never mind anyone correcting me. i'm just wrong too many times and i wont say you're wrong either, but take a look along the bottom, near the little girl's knee. running horizontally and behind the woman, isnt that the bottom of a backdrop, one of those big, heavy canvas things they used for those?

but regardless of what it is, the question still remains, how do you get that white fading out of there?
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:09 PM
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Re: 90 year old photo

It could be either a backdrop with a picture of a table and a fireplace on it, or it could simply be a wall.
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:45 PM
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I too believe it's a canvas background. I just thought it was vignetted in a victorian artistic way. Anyway, if you mean it's lighter just behind the people, couldn't you mask them out, then curve the background darker (with a gradient added to the mask to fade it to the sides)?

If you mean the whole thing is too light from the center out, then just the gradient mask on the curves layer...

(I wish higher res images could be uploaded -- sometimes the jpg artifacts get in the way...)
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:33 AM
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Re: 90 year old photo

Played around with curves and smudge. Also a little clone tool
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