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Old 09-19-2007, 09:53 PM
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Re: Fixing Light Leak

ok, lonk. see if this is any better. looks better to me.

enigmaphotos, nice. just wish you'd done the rest of it. what all did you do? just a rough outline would be fine. dont need the .psd.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:21 AM
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Set point eyedroppers...

Add a curve (or levels) layer and use the set black point and set white point eye droppers to match a sample highlight and shadow point on the left side to like locations on the right side. There's enough noise and artifacts that I sort of clicked in a few spots until it looked good. Anyway, this makes photoshop do the computations for transforming the colors on the left to match those on the right. For the highlights, I used the opaque part of the veil for the target and the corsage as the source. For the shadows, I used to luminances of the two tuxedos.

There are other comparable highlights and shadows on the left and right that would probably work too. One reason I like the set point eyedroppers is it's very quick to experiment with different targets and sources.

You could also use the "match color..." adjustment, which has been significantly improved since CS2. But I think the eyedroppers are easier for an image like this.

Of course I used a gradient mask like in all the previous posts to blend the repaired left side into the original right side.

I did a little NR and jpeg artifact removal and then used a color balance layer to warm up the picture (which is a bit overly magenta/blue cast).

I high quality scan will give smoother results.

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