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Old 01-13-2008, 07:42 PM
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removing color cast

Hi gang,

I have been lurking here for quite a while now learning tips and tricks. I have an image now that I thought was going to be easy to fix, but I just can't do it. It has a sepia type color cast that I cannot get rid of, my scanner can get rid of it but it messes up other portions if the image in doing so, besides that cheating.

What I also find intresting is that the color cast is not as bad if I scan it into photoshop instead of just scanning it to the desktop with the scanner software.

Could someone please help me out and explain how to correct this?

Full size image here http://www.jramonline.com/img007_med.jpg

Thanks

-John
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:59 PM
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Re: removing color cast

Uhhh, I took a quick peak at your channels and saw your red channel was blown out, tried playing with selective color but it wasn't doing a very good job - so I toyed with the curves on the red channel (Image > Adjustments > Curves... "...(new method for me)

Pretty good results, in comparison to my best efforts with selective color... after that played with red some more in selective color (Image > Adjustments > Selective Color).

Maybe just a touch yellow still - but I can't tell on account of my poorly configured monitor! >.<
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:52 PM
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Re: removing color cast

Hi there

I did the same Stephen... played and played... ended up adding color here and there

Butch
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:05 PM
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Re: removing color cast

Thanks guys, Curves is still a bit tough for me to figure out.

This is the best I have been able to do....only worked on the color at this point

The second pic here is what the scanner was able to do on it's own.

Ticks me off that the scanner did a better job then me.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:01 PM
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Re: removing color cast

First I adjusted the levels,
Then the white point in curves (the walk way 222, 255, 255),
and at the end I have (selectively) toned down the saturation a bit
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:18 PM
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Re: removing color cast

Ok this is my first try at this stuff....

I adjusted the levels a little, and then made a curves adjustment layer to mess with a few colors.

Then tweaked the color balance and contrast a bit.

Finally I just cloned the obvious damaged areas for a quick fix.

I don't know how to link the photo like you guys though...
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:21 PM
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Re: removing color cast

I adjusted the eye dropper readings on the face using the 5-4-3 rule to start. Then I corrected the white, gray and black points to correct the overall tone without blowing out the highlights or darkest point so it would be printable. No the best job but the numbers look right.


Joe
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:10 PM
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Re: removing color cast

Hmmmm, All I did was Levels! On the R, G, B, separately as described at the beginning of this tutorial "Restoring an old photograph" by cameraken:
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=255

Then decided to crop and play..
Cropped, Levels, Masked pretty lady, Multiplied 4 times (to darken background), darkened highlights in background, Cleaned up some green spots on lady and lots of dust stuff.
A large version of the crop is here:
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...o/img007AB.jpg

........Levels ....... Crop
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:18 AM
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Re: removing color cast

this is what I came up with
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:04 AM
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Re: removing color cast

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I adjusted the eye dropper readings on the face using the 5-4-3 rule to start.

Joe
Hi Joeven...I'm curios about waht you mean by this rule. Cld u explain further pls? Thanks
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