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Old 03-04-2008, 04:43 PM
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How to get rid of streaky fading

Hi

I'm new to this forum and fairly new to Photoshop though I have been learning and playing with it heavily for the last few months. This is one of the first photos I'm trying to work on for a friend. I know how to fix the color cast, etc, but other than cloning, painting etc., which start to look bad after awhile, to get rid of the light streaks, does anyone here know a faster or better way to fix this?

Also, if the attachment didn't work, let me know. This is my first time trying to size and post a photo too.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:21 PM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

Riedhart, welcome to RP! The background, which has a lot of damage, is pretty unremarkable. So rather than spending a lot of time trying to repair it, why not just extract the girl and retouch her and place her on a new background?
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:24 PM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

I would pick the color of the background brown and use a textured brush to go over the white spots. Use a 75% opacity. This will be a hard photo to work on --especially if your new to photoshop. Try that and see how it works.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:14 AM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

I liked the idea of making new tiles
http://www.zshare.net/download/85076097f11f1d/ = psd file if you want.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:59 AM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

Thanks for the replies. And Videosean, Wow..that looks amazing. Thanks for taking the time to work on it. I'll have to study it later and see how you did it. I took a quick look and I'm not at all sure how you did. I have sooo much to learn.

Any ideas how to get spots out of the face without it looking like she's wearing a mask?
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:17 PM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

Hi there…you could also make the wood panels easily.

I sampled light and dark colors of the panel then filled a new layer with 50 percent gray.

I filled this layer with fibers using the fiber filter…. Then a little blur and noise.

Between patterns...brushes...and filters you should be able to remove most of the damage.

Butch
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:54 PM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

I thought that someone should try and combine the excellent samples from Videosean and Butch..
So here is my try at combining the samples provided plus a lot of cloning and healing

~Original~~Adjusted~
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:21 PM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

Thanks for all the help. I have some time today to play with all the new stuff and ideas you guys gave me. I'm sure I'll be able to come up with an acceptable image now.
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:24 AM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

you'll forgive here, i hope; i'm posting this more for me than you. i've been working out a new technique and would like some feedback. i was having quite a bit of trouble with this image... all that white. so, i set out to try some other things and see if i couldnt get it better. my old technique was leaving this pretty pasty-faced. hopefully, this new, once i get it worked out a bit better, wont be quite as bad.

so, all i did was the face and bit of darkening of the hair. what'cha think?

this technique seems less destructive, too.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:16 AM
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Re: How to get rid of streaky fading

I took a different approach yet.

To me the background is not important but the little girl is. It was a challenge to work on such a small picture, but these are the results.


I started out by seeing which channel had the lesser damage. To my eye it was the green. Then I cloned several areas of the face and legs.
Used Dust removal. Straightened the photo. Added a vignette (which I normally do not do, but again the background isn't important and it called attention to the girl. Used Optik Verve and applied an old paper filter then moved the opacity of that to 50% over the black and white.

You now see the results.

She is grand!!
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