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Old 05-13-2008, 09:57 PM
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Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

I processed this photo, myself, long ago. (Maybe big mistake) On the left margin there's a vertical shaft of lighter color/value, top to bottom. About one-third of the way in to the right is another vertical shaft that is the same. On the right margin is not only that, but some blackish aritfacts, as well.

I could crop the left & right sides, but I don't want to do that for the sake of composition. I've tried the healing brush to reduce contrast in the more central shaft, but that hasn't worked. I've also tried the clone tool, selecting the shaft, moving it to a close space, then copying that space to the shaft, but there's still noticeable contrast. I've just worked with the sky, as that seemed easiest.

I might try painting in that shaft space, using a reduced opacity feathered brush. But, problems arise when I get into the details of the clouds (central) and left & right shafts when they get down into the foreground.

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Old 05-13-2008, 10:38 PM
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

One4all, not to be disrespectful but why exactly are we revisiting this?
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...landscape.html
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:23 PM
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

Thank you for your question. I opened this thread in this forum because I'm now facing a problem that I felt was more a restoration problem than a retouching problem. This thread is more focused than the previous thread in the retouching forum. I hope you notice an improvement in this image over the image that I earlier posted. This image pleases me, if it were not for the problems that I need help on.

You didn't waste your time posting to my earlier thread. I learned a great deal from those posts, including yours. If you have any suggestions how to solve the problems I've posted in this thread, I'd appreciate knowing them.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:31 PM
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

Use targeted curves.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:47 PM
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

Fair enough.
Chillin's suggestion is a good one.
My thought is that your shafts are a luminance problem. I would take your image into LAB and make selections there one at a time on each of the 3 shafts and work on them with levels or curves in luminance only. There is a good tutorial on that somewhere that I saw just yesterday but I'll have to look for it and get back to you.


Found it.
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=304

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Old 05-14-2008, 02:15 PM
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

When I was playing with this image, I got rid of the streaks using a combination of dodge and burn (low opacity black and white on a soft light 50% gray layer) and low opacity painting with selected colors on an additional blank color layer.

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Old 05-14-2008, 03:09 PM
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

Lots of good ideas. Thanks, all. I'll get back to you.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:28 PM
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

I'm trying to work with chillin's idea, first. I'm having a problem getting the targeted curves to work. I want to send you a screenshot of my layers palette, but I can't do it, after several tries. How is that done?

I have a PowerMac with OS 10.3.9 running PSCS. Mac has a Grab app, but when it's open, PS's palettes close with only the image showing, which I don't want to "grab." How can I supply a screenshot of my layers palette to illustrate my problem better? I could go on, but I'll wait for your input.
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:05 AM
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

one4all, I've not tried it but there is an option of posting a psd here. The 100k limit is a problem. I think you could shrink the image to a tiny size both in dimension and resolution to get it down to that. Your image would be worthless but the layers would remain.
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Re: Removing Photo Wet-Development Problems

on a pc, one uses the printscreen key on your keyboard. this takes a screenshot and posts it into the clipboard. the clipboard is simply an area in windows for storing temporary data. you then go back to your editor, photoshop or whatever, and retrieve the image from the clipboard, usually with a control-v. that shld then paste the image into photoshop or whatever.
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