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Old 04-01-2007, 08:54 AM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

wow I see feet!! good job Is there any way to change the color in the picture?
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:31 AM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

Your original picture has a yellow cast. You need to be very specific as to what you want changed. I have a feeling you do not mean blue bricks and green hair, but that could be done.

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Old 04-01-2007, 11:15 AM
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Hahaha, no I mean just the color of the clothes.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Kraellin
cute picture, china, and welcome to RP.

like the others said, a lot of work here. but certainly fixable.

on images like this, i like to do a bit of simple things first, to try to bring the image out more and make the other steps easier. this involves getting a bit more contrast in the image and fixing some of the fading and color mis-balance.

the contrasting can be helped with things like 'curves', 'levels', 'brightness/contrast' and similar 'adjustment layers'. if you dont know what these are, look them up in your manual or go to the adobe help sections online. you basically just want to see more of the original picture here and fix the lighting and fading a bit.

the second step i'd do is fixing the color somewhat. this can be done with other adjustment layers like, 'hue/saturation', 'color balance', 'channel mixer' and some others. on these first two steps, dont worry if it's not perfect. just get it closer to right for now.

after that comes the hard part, fixing all the cracks and creases and missing parts. this is going to take the most time and requires quite a bit of patience and skill. the tools you might use here are things like 'clone', 'smudge', 'airbrush', 'paintbrush' and so on. you do these on a separate layer above your other layers with the 'use all layers' button turned on.

if you dont know what all those terms are, you're going to have to do a bit of study and learn the tools.

photoshop is a BIG program and can be rather daunting to learn. but you dont need to learn it all in order to fix this image. go over those tools i mentioned and ask here if you get stuck anywhere.

Thanks Craig..

I know your reply was not to me, but, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing the steps you take in repairing photos. This is the info many of us beginner types need to help create our own techniques. Some, when starting out, have little or no idea where to start when trying to repair damage... info like yours helps us to get organized and maintain interest in photo repair. It is very nice to see your photo repaired for you by other members here, but, without good explaination of how the result was acheived the beginner learns little.

Thanks Craig.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:42 PM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

just another interpretation. was a real tough pic. hope you like it.
Mostly used the patch tool to remove that cracks and smooth out the differences in color. just a little healing brush on the face. small amount of cloning tool set to lighten and darken. removed noise using noiseware,
auto color to get rid of the yellowing, saturated the red shirt at 100% and reduced opacity to around 50% and finally a new layer filled with medium dark gray set to color blending mode reduced opacity to 12%
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Old 04-01-2007, 04:17 PM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

that was a really good work there but I was wondering if you can cut the face from the the first reply and put it on this one that u fix. Thanks
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:26 PM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

It just a matter of spending some time on it.
I wanted to test it so I only used the patch tool to zip around..to bad it such a low res scan it could be cleaned up nicely.

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Old 04-04-2007, 03:57 PM
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you're welcome, john
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:22 AM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

Hi Everyone,

It's my first time here, and I'm glad to see so many people in this community.

When I looked at the image, it seemed to me that she was holding a flower in her hand, so my resto reflects that. I'm not really happy with the final output, because I think it looks a little to much like a painting, but what can you do with an image this far gone I guess?

Let me know what you think.

-Guy Thomas
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:33 PM
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Re: please help me fix this picture

by george, i think you're right. there does seem to be a flower in her left hand.

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