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Old 10-23-2007, 11:34 AM
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Hello Everyone:
Have not posted for a long while. But sure could use help with this picture. I
Took a few engagement pictures of a friend. We both like the only one that did not turn out!! Is there any help for it? Thanks nebgranny
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:59 AM
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Re: Can this be saved?

Here is my try. Did a levels adjustment and then a color enhancement in the LAB color mode. After posting I did notice the blue tone on some of the trees, so I tried a Hue/Sat adjusment and I think it helped a little. It is the picture on the right.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:20 PM
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Re: Can this be saved?

I don't know if I have up loaded correctly. But if the image is shown, it was done quick fixed in Photoshop Elements and following with some temperature adjustment.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:28 PM
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Re: Can this be saved?

I adjusted the color temperature of the image, then used a series of levels, curves, and color balance masks....
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:41 PM
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Re: Can this be saved?

Ran it through CS2 Shadow/Highlight and got instant gratification. Used Kodak Digital ROC for color correction and then a small levels adjustment.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:58 PM
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Re: Can this be saved?

I'll give you a couple of other ways to try - it's always good to have a few different options.

If you had Adobe Camera Raw (which I'm pretty sure you do not) you could adjust the exposure to add a bit of fill light and add a bit of exposure time to lighten it up. You can even adjust the color saturation/luminance in ACR also.
Then you can run a Levels adjustment. The leaves require some color adjustment.

Not using ACR, you can add a saturation mask to help adjust the exposure - duplicate the background layer, then invert the top layer and change the layer mode to Overlay. Blur the top layer a bit and adjust the layer opacity to your taste -- then you can add a Levels adjustment layer to adjust further. Then you can work on recoloring the cyan tree leaves.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:45 PM
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Hi Neb

Here's my go at this one.

Hue and sat does not a bad job, the sky is a little blown out but I duped and set blend mode to multiply then masked out everything but the sky.
Still a lot to be done here and the image posted is quite small, but I think you can do quite a lot with it yet,

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Old 10-23-2007, 05:09 PM
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Re: Can this be saved?

Here`s mine.
Curves adjustment layer to lighten a bit , copy orig (on top) set to screen.
<edit> I noticed after posting that the screen layer washed out the sky. A layer mask on the screen layer fixes this.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:29 PM
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Re: Can this be saved?

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Hello Everyone:
Have not posted for a long while. But sure could use help with this picture. I
Took a few engagement pictures of a friend. We both like the only one that did not turn out!! Is there any help for it? Thanks nebgranny
Here is my effort.

Duplicated the background layer and set the blend mode to screen (100%), added layer mask and brought back the colour of the background trees and sky. Duplicated the scrren mode layer again, added layer mask and did the background trees and sky again. Used selective colour layer to bring out some of the greens, reds and blues.

a bigger image would have been nice
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:28 PM
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Re: Can this be saved?

Tried it without Camera Raw - followed Charlene's lead with Shadow/Highlight (I recently moved from PShop 7 to CS3 and haven't used Shad/hilite much - works nicely). Enlarged image somewhat so I could work a bit more, applied a Levels adj. layer and then tried a Hue/Sat adj layer to deal with cyan blooming on the foliage - upped saturation level on whole image and then reduced both blue and cyan to eliminate the blooming. Used magic wand tool to select the sky and added a blank layer on top of the stack set to darken layer mode - with the selection of the sky active, filled with a sky blue color and reduced the layer opacity a bit.

I had tried Color Range, the blue channel, the quick selection tool, and probably something else to select either the blueish foliage or the sky, but I ended up thinking the magic wand was quicker/easier. (Not saying that I got it all, but with a blur, it looks like a blue sky with clouds. )
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