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Old 04-25-2007, 09:36 AM
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Re: Restoring challenge! Please help!

I've been away for these forums, and Photoshop, for about a year for various reasons, but tonight thought I'd stick my head back in.

I've very rusty, but thought I'd give this a go!

A lot of mucking around, as I was trying to remember techniques I've totally forgotten as I went. First off copied the green to the blue layer which seemed a bit damaged. Not sure if this was a good idea or not, as I then had to manipulate it to get the blues back. Did a few adjustments curves etc on the central circle with a feathered edge and some healing on the edges I missed, a lot of small healing spots, and clone set to colour to even out the colours, and a separate brightness adjustment on the dad's face. A bit of noise reduction, and light USM.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:35 PM
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Re: Restoring challenge! Please help!

excellent job, ken!

welcome home, caitlin
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:51 PM
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Hi Craig

I hope you and Ken can help me... I have a new Vista system and it is giving me fits. I am waiting for X-rite to write a vista driver for my EZ color hard and software.

Until then I have to depend on the factory settings for my LCD display... I can't use adobe gamme on it so until they write a driver..that works.... I'm out of luck.

On my monitor Kens picture looks like it still has a red or magenta caste. Am I wrong?... To me mine is slightly yellow... is that the way you see them?

Butch
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:49 AM
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Re: Restoring challenge! Please help!

hi butch,

ken's on my monitor looks pinkish, and slightly magenta-ish where yours seems like the kids have a bit of orange-ish sunburn. and caitlin's falls somewhat inbetween both of yours, though a bit darker than ken's. so, ken's kids there seem more real to me with the pinkish tints, though it could stand a slight usm to sharpen it a bit.

while you're waiting for your hard and software, you might try one of the online color calibrators. they can be pretty good.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for the info craig... sure wish I had the option to stay with XP until the bugs were ironed out of Vista.. oh well nothing to do but carry on.

Sorry Gerry didn't mean to hijack the thread with a Vista rant.

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Old 04-28-2007, 01:16 PM
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Re: Restoring challenge! Please help!

Hi Butch.

If you can't trust your monitor then the numbers never lie.

I converted both our images to CMYK and blurred them (r3). Then I took three samples
1) From Baby's forehead
2) From Gerry's forehead
3) From Boys Chest

Butch 1 2 3 Av
C 26 35 24 28
M 44 52 46 47
Y 56 62 56 58

Ken 1 2 3 Av
C 20 23 17 20
M 41 44 35 40
Y 31 38 26 32

An average Caucasian should be around C-15%-17%; M-32%-38%; Y-53%-55%;
K-0% (You can ignore the black as it doesn't contribute to colour)
(Babies have less Cyan)
or
Magenta gives the main colour of the skin
Cyan = Magenta - (8 to 20)%
Yellow = Magenta + (17 to 35)%

So all this theory means Craig is correct. Butch's picture has too much yellow and mine is lacking some yellow. However I think they are both within the limits and both acceptable.
In an old picture like this a yellow cast is acceptable and gives an "older feeling".
Craig was also correct about my sharpening (or lack of it)


Ken.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:26 PM
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Re: Restoring challenge! Please help!

thanks, ken.

i only wish psp worked in cmyk.
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:54 PM
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Re: Restoring challenge! Please help!

I tried to focus on the subjects and not the background, so here's my attempt so far
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:15 PM
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Re: Restoring challenge! Please help!

hi mick1155 and welcome to RP.

nice job. a bit dark and the edges around the heads need softening. the children's skins are also a bit orangish-yellowish, which generally isnt natural for young children.
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:58 AM
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Re: Restoring challenge! Please help!

Hi mick1155,

You need to be very careful when cutting people out of a background. You've lost a bit of the baby's head.
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