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Old 05-03-2007, 02:15 PM
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A beauty queen

I'm curious as to how you guys would tackle this one. The client asked that I put her on a new background and I did that. I figured once I did this I could fix the dress and skin. The darker yellow at the bottom is the actual dress color but obviously the rest of it is very faded and her skin is ultra magenta (that's an actual term...look it up ). I am trying to figure out the best way to go about the fix. I was thinking I originally thought I could just color the dress by hand with a blend mode set to color but it just dosn't work out. I have a few other ideas involving careful use of the clone stamp set to darken but what do you guys recommend?

http://www.photographybyvan.com/nate/restore.jpg
I think once I vignette this it will look quite nice...

Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:22 PM
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Re: A beauty queen

Hi

The first thing that comes to mind, is the composition of the image. It looks like she is floating over the floor by some inches. Given the angle of the original shot, I would opt for a "similar" flooring as in the original. The colouring just needs work -- does the client want a color image or can you desaturate?

Just my $0.02
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:04 PM
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Re: A beauty queen

They want color. I will work on the floor, etc. All I need help with is the color fixing.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:58 PM
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Re: A beauty queen

Hi jubbaking..... This was a VERY quick job but just wanted to show a way that might work.

I selected the entire dress and copied to a layer.

On that layer I selected the dark portion and lightened using levels adjustment.... when it was very close I merged down.

On the dress layer I did a layer style and choose Color Overlay.... didn't mess around with inner glow but a slight one might be nice.....

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Old 05-03-2007, 11:54 PM
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Re: A beauty queen

Hi there

I switched to lab.. and used the lightness channel and a selection of the lower dress to equalize luminance... then back to RGB and a color layer to paint over the lower dress.

Then I made selections of the skin then put on a temp layer... averaged the selections and used a curves adjustment layer to make yellow a little more than magenta and cyan a 1/3 of magenta. Then deleted the temp layer.

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Old 05-04-2007, 02:04 AM
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Re: A beauty queen

Nice one Butch! Much more natural looking. Doesn't look so sun-bleached anymore. She still looks like she is kind of floating though. Perhaps another, lighter shadow, in front of her at 8o' clock would ground her more. This would be consistent with the lighting behind her.

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Old 05-04-2007, 09:50 AM
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Re: A beauty queen

Here is my fix. Still feel like she is floating. Tried to bring out the dress a little more and fix skin tone. Still feels a little light to me.

Have to go, four year old is telling me I am turning into a computer chair potato (his version of a couch potato).
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:54 PM
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Re: A beauty queen

I thougth I would try my hand at this.

I added a color layer to add color back into the dress, and then hue adjusted to match the top to the bottom. Healed, the seam, and added a shadow at the bottom, to make the girl look a little more connected with the floor.

Whups, just noticed the magenta skin. A green photo filter will knock that down nicely.

I thought a different background might be nice. Hope you don't mind.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:14 PM
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Re: A beauty queen

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Hi

Given the angle of the original shot, I would opt for a "similar" flooring as in the original.
I agree. Here is my take on this. 2min messing just to show how it would look.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:23 PM
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Re: A beauty queen

jubbaking,

added some shadows and dark at her feet to fix the 'floating'.

added some softening around her figure to reduce the cut-out look.

made a selection of the lighter area (remember, he said the bottom of the dress is the original color). used a hue/sat on the selection to adjust the upper portion to darker and proper color.

smoothed the transition of old and new with some clone and airbrush.
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