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Old 12-29-2007, 12:58 PM
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Re: Help please on light leak damaged slide

Ken ~ Please post a tutorial for this. I have more than a few of these "sunburned" photos. Thanks and have a great 2008!

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Old 01-01-2008, 07:17 AM
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Re: Help please on light leak damaged slide

How to Repair a Light Leak or Stain.

This was a difficult tutorial to write because every picture is different and the methods Vary. I have tried to include more general comments which will hopefully be useful with other images.
Also I used the 100kb image in this thread but for the tutorial I used the larger image that Bill supplied so I started again with it

The tutorial is here
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/index.php?m=show&id=304

If you have any comments or suggestions then please post them here

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/rp-...eak-stain.html

Thanks for your interest.

Ken.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:58 PM
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Re: Help please on light leak damaged slide

excellent, ken! thanks
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:50 AM
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Re: Help please on light leak damaged slide

Ken, great tutorial per my comments in the tutorial thread. FYI, I found a slightly different way to solve the luminosity problem. The Blue channel had nice detail and the luminosity difference was pretty small. So I made a copy of B and performed one Levels adj on it as follows.
I did not take time to do aan accurate selection but just isolated most of the darker side with the marquee tool. I placed two eye dropper samples for the highlights in the sky (samples 1 and 2) which had levels of 192 and 212 and then placed 2 more for the mid tones on the plane's body 138 and 149. Brought up the levels dialog box and pulled the highlight slider to the left until the 192 came up to 212. Then moved the mid range slider to the right until the 114 came up to 138. The only thing that needs to be done is clone over the seam which should only take a minute or two. Making a more accurate isolation selection would have made the transition smotther. This made an excellent new luminosity layer to follow on with the rest of your tutorial.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:14 PM
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Re: Help please on light leak damaged slide

Hi Murray.

Yes that works.

In the tutorial I blended in the Green channel as well (I discarded the Red)

If the picture were to stay in B&W it would not be required however when adding the colour back I find it is better to try to use more than one channel if possible.
This makes the colours truer and it can be quite important in some images when trying to decide what the original colour used to be.

However lightening the left side of the Blue channel instead of darkening the Right side (as I did) would probably be a better way to go and would then I would not have needed such high values when using the channel mixer.

As we know, there are many ways to achieve the same thing in Photoshop.

I tried to explain more general methods that should work with most images rather than the 'best' method for this particular image.

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And thanks Craig.

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Old 01-03-2008, 02:58 AM
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Re: Help please on light leak damaged slide

Ken, thanks so much for taking the time to do this. MUCH appreciated.

Bill
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:40 PM
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Re: Help please on light leak damaged slide

Thank you so much, I really do appreciate your taking the time for this tut, it's one of the biggest problems I have with old photos.
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