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Old 07-25-2007, 05:25 AM
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Great job, Michael. Could you tell me more about the channel blends you used? That's an area where I'm still flailing around.
Rather than take over this thread with a discussion of channel blending I'll put together a full tutorial.

But to answer your question, I started by merging all my working layers to the top (stamp visible; Ctrl Alt Shft E), then used Image>Apply Image.

In this specific case I wanted to knock out a green tinge. For a pixel to be green it must be lightest in the green channel. So you inspect the channels to see which channel has some darker pixels in the area in question. Then use Apply Image to blend that channel into the green, using a blend mode such as Darken or Multiply.

In addition, you can further control the effect with the blend mode of the working layer. So if you introduce a color shift, simply set the layer to Luminosity. Or if you cause an undesirable change to contrast, set the layer to Color.

PM me with your email and I'll send you the working file and edit log.

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Old 07-25-2007, 01:57 PM
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Mchilly - Cool frame!

Michael - A good channel blending tutorial would be a service to mankind! Meanwhile you've given me something to work with. And a PM is on its way.

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Old 07-25-2007, 03:55 PM
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Re: Purple Mom

I used a curves adjustment layer and used the gray eyedropper on the curtains. Next in photoshop I used Image/Adjustments/variations to adjust the color. I used neat image to decrease the grain.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:24 PM
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Re: Purple Mom

thought i would give this a try. used levels adjustment on each channel starting with the green channel then used hue saturation layer to remove more of the green cast, which came from removing the red cast from the original. then noiseware default levels.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:22 PM
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philbach - I like the saturation you got; that's something that's escaped my efforts . . .

unimatrix - Your color range is great. Every recent try I end up with nothing but several varieties of red (even the green Christmas Carols book).

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Old 08-10-2007, 08:46 PM
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Re: Purple Mom

First, many thanks to all who took a crack at fixing up my purple Mom. I think I've tried every technique suggested and then some. Finally had to just set it aside for a while to cool off, as it were.

Tackled the job again today, and got as far as I'm going to go with it. The result was pretty good, so I thought I should share it with my consultant crew. Here's what I did . . .

First job was to get that magenta cast under control by replacing the green channel with the L from an Lab copy. (Thanks, Michael) Then a curves adjustment layer to set white and black points. Then a second curves layer to get magenta and yellow balanced in skin tone, this with a layer mask based on a drastically curved version of the yellow channel from a cmyk copy. This left too much cyan in the light areas, so next step was a selective color layer that reduced cyan in the 'whites'. I was all ready with a layer mask for that step, but didn't need one. Green in the carol book and tree was still way off, so I adjusted that in a hue/sat layer with a hide all mask, painting the green bits back in with white. Then a touchup layer. Merged visible to a new layer, ran a minimal dust and scratches, and sharpened.

Thanks to what I learned from you all, it all got done in six layers and about an hour. You're the greatest!

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Old 08-10-2007, 10:06 PM
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You did an absolutely fantastic job! Thanks for the update.

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Old 08-11-2007, 02:27 AM
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Re: Purple Mom

What a challange!! some of the quality lost in the compression...
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:03 AM
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Re: Purple Mom

I had a go at this as well.
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:20 AM
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Thanks to what I learned from you all, it all got done in six layers and about an hour. You're the greatest!

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Very well done, Carole!

This was no easy project.

You were able to bring back quite a bit of detail and the colors look great.

That channel move was an excellent idea. There's actually quite a strong relationship between the Green channel of RGB and the Lightness channel of LAB. Good thinking!

Very good use of the Ten Channels overall!

Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

Michael
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