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Old 03-31-2008, 09:47 AM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

I used the median technique described above... then just for fun I applied a little color in multiply mode... and some PWL.

I then thought a little smudging would help to blend edges and added some texture back to finish.

I sure could have done a better job with the smudge I blurred more than I needed too... but you get the idea

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Old 03-31-2008, 11:58 AM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

Hi Butch,

That looks pretty good! Especially the uniform, which I was most concerned about. I am unfamiliar with the technique you used even though it was mentioned above. Could you break it down for me a little?

The edges of the two people have yet to be taken care of as this is a WIP, but I see your point and appreciate the effort!
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

Duplicate the background

On the duplicate layer apply the filter of your choice… blur…median…Dust&Scratches…Reduce noise …which ever you use apply until most of the spots are gone.

On the history option window click the “create new snapshot” icon.

This takes a snap shot of the filtered layer and later you can selectively paint back with the history brush.

At the top of the history pallet you will see your new snapshot…click in the box to the left to make this snapshot the source for the history brush.

Now find the history entry for the filter you applied to blur the spots.

Click on the previous entry… this will make the blur go away and you will see the spots again… but remember we made a snapshot so we can now use it to selectively paint the spots away.

Click on the history brush… if you like reduce opacity…up to you…paint out the spots...if you like try a different mode onthe brush... like darken for instance.

This will still leave a white film on the uniform…I used a blank layer set to multiply and a low opacity soft brush … then sampled some of the good uniform color and painted where needed… then a final adjustment of the layer opacity as needed.

Then finished with healing brush and PWL then applied some texture with the texturizer.

Butch

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Old 03-31-2008, 01:56 PM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

Here is another example.. of just the jacket... I took a little more time but the same techniques above.

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:43 PM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

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What is a Polaroid D&S? Is it a plug-in or something's thats on CS3?
It's a plug in.

Download for Polaroid Dust and Scratch Filter

Sorry, if you're using Vista I'm not aware of a version for that OS
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:59 PM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

I am running Vista and it works fine for me.. I just dropped everything I unzipped into the plugins folder then started Photoshop.. worked like a charm.. made a shortcut on my desktop for the executable stand alone Polaroid DSR that is included, but have not figured that program out yet. Using the plugin whilst in Photoshop is much easier for me.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:20 AM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

Good to know it runs on Vista OK.

I'm still using XP so I couldn't test it myself.

Have to admit I rarely use the stand alone (though it does have features that the plug in doesn't) and stick mainly to the plug in.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:47 AM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

What did the original look like. Not the red background.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:21 PM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

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What did the original look like. Not the red background.
The original (a snapshot close-up) can be seen here:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...p_portrait.jpg
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:24 PM
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Re: Removing white spots (a TON) from a dark photo

Thanks for all this great info Butch, but I do have a couple of questions:
are you using CS3? I am on CS2 and am unfamiliar with the "create new snapshot" icon and what is PWL?

Thanks again for the help!


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Duplicate the background

On the duplicate layer apply the filter of your choice… blur…median…Dust&Scratches…Reduce noise …which ever you use apply until most of the spots are gone.

On the history option window click the “create new snapshot” icon.

This takes a snap shot of the filtered layer and later you can selectively paint back with the history brush.

At the top of the history pallet you will see your new snapshot…click in the box to the left to make this snapshot the source for the history brush.

Now find the history entry for the filter you applied to blur the spots.

Click on the previous entry… this will make the blur go away and you will see the spots again… but remember we made a snapshot so we can now use it to selectively paint the spots away.

Click on the history brush… if you like reduce opacity…up to you…paint out the spots...if you like try a different mode onthe brush... like darken for instance.

This will still leave a white film on the uniform…I used a blank layer set to multiply and a low opacity soft brush … then sampled some of the good uniform color and painted where needed… then a final adjustment of the layer opacity as needed.

Then finished with healing brush and PWL then applied some texture with the texturizer.

Butch
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