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Old 09-01-2007, 07:53 PM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

Well, here's my quick and dirty approach:

1. Two Curve layers with gradient masks. The first curve layer darkened the left side, the second fixed the contrast.

2. I merged the layers.

3. I copied the right side to a new layer, flipped it, then cloned where necessary.

4. The faces of the two people on the right were tinted magenta, so I gave them some red, while the woman in the middle, whose face was so washed out, also received the red to give her color.

5. The faces of the three people on the right were too light, so I darkened them a bit.

6. I used a Selective Color adjustment layer to take some of the black out of the reds in the face of the person to the left.

It's often easier to replace the background than to fix it, so that's what I did. I realize there are times when the background is crucial, but that didn't seem the case here. And, yes, it's pretty obvious I've cloned the right side of the picture, but I just wanted to do a quick fix. I could have found another photo and used that for the left side of this one to make it look more natural.

By the way, the advice given by Oh Heck about finding another picture to use for the face at the left was a very good suggestion.

I hope this helps.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:36 AM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

Used levels and mask on left side of image. Then curves to adjust face color. Cloned grass and used smudge for both lawn and faces. Went back and forth so many times I'm really not sure of what I did.
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:31 AM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

This is my take on it. I think it could be improved a fair bit, given some time. Used a couple of multiply layers and gradients to sort the left hand side out. Used levels and curves adjustments. Didn't go beyond that.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:34 PM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

tried this one also.

the short explanation is contrast/brightness, hue/sat, and curves layers done on a gradient mask for the bulk work. lots of clone, push and airbrush for the finer work.
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:38 PM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

I tried using layers and masking. Level adjustments, Working of damaged area separately. Added some noise back to detract.
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:41 PM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

Well done, Craig. I still see a heavy magenta skin cast, less on the parents and groom, but quite pronounced on the bride's face and arm. Is it just me and my 2 monitors?
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:44 AM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

I'm trying to post the image. I worked on it a little more.
I tried to rebuild the lost details and get rid of the jpeg a. a bit using the brush.
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:14 PM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

used softlight layers with gradients black from transparent and painted with black on

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Old 09-18-2007, 01:36 AM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

thanks, lonk no, i see it too, now that you mention it. i'll try a hue/sat on it tomorrow. thanks
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:29 AM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

I had a little go. Been a long time since I did any restoration work and I really enjoyed it (in a weird sorta way LOL). I didn't attempt the pixelisation and just worried about the colour cast from teh stray light.

If it interests you then I can send you the .psd file.
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