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Old 07-12-2008, 11:59 PM
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ah, it's good to have you back, flora! nicely done
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:35 AM
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Everyone,
Very nice restore's ! (I especially like Rô's ability to paint. Obviously you've been doing that technique for quite some time.)

I thought I'd mention to "theweave" not to forget to examine your color channels prior to beginning the restore. (Similar to Rô and others using only the Lab channel) Those of us that stay in RGB select the channel with the best data and least damage. Then, using a Channel Mixer AL, mix in more of the good channel and less of the others (sometimes none of the others). At that point, start your restore. You end up with a lot less cloning and healing !

Attached is example of the channel data from this image. Obviously, the Green channel is the one to start with. Blue contains lots of damage; and red does not contain much useful data.

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Old 07-14-2008, 07:34 AM
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Well first I did what Ro did. Converted to Lab and corrected the luminosity Channel. Using the Patch Tool and some dodge and burning to correct the luminosity of the image.

Like Russell Brown's pdf, I desaturated the background

Like Flora I used variations and layer masks. Also Selective Color

I used Neat Image and layer mask.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by pixelzombie View Post
russell brown had a tutorial for just such a problem:

http://www.cunninglingo.co.uk/photoshop/rbstains.pdf

Thanks ever so much pixelzombie for the link, I am glad I came for a visit, it's a gem to come across this tip

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Old 07-15-2008, 04:35 AM
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Hi theweave!!

Welcome to RetouchPRO
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You don't say what software you are using... and the great tips you have received so far, (actually all the tips) depend very much on the software used.

Using Photoshop CS3, I made two selections first:
  • the part of your image with the strong Magenta Cast
  • and the part of your picture with the yellow stains.
* I duplicated the Background and, working on the duplicate, I used Image>Adjustments>Variations on the selection with the Magenta cast first.

* Still working on the duplicate, I inverted the selection (Ctrl+Shift+I) and run a second Image>Adjustments>Variations on the selection with the yellow stains.

* Always working on selections, I used 2 Selective Colors Adjustment Layers (AL), 1 Hue/Saturation AL, and 1 Blank Layer set to color to fix the colour in a few spots.

This helped to bring back what was left of the original colour, to remove the Colour Cast and reduce the yellow spots.

The phases of my restoration in the Attachment.

I wasn't very accurate with the healing ... didn't have the time for it.

Let me know if you'd like a more detailed explanation.


(hi........ ),lurch, chillin,

Great job!!!
Hi Flora,

I would like to say a personal very very big thank you for your enormous generousity of unlimited detailed explainations on photo retouches and photo restorations. I've followed a few of your threads and the unsellfish way you give advice and explainations on how you've achieved your results, showing members screen shots details which help newbies thus! making them able to restore or retouch their photos in a professional way. In my eyes you are unique member on this site, You are a true Pro, you give more advice than opinion, I know other members help as well, but your generousity get my vote. I am sure other members will agree with me.


Thank you very much Flora, you've help me enormously, I know with your tips and tricks will one day make me a Professional.


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Old 07-17-2008, 04:11 AM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

chillin, Craig, TommyO,

thank you for your kind feedback, welcome back (), and shared tips!!

Phil
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great job!!

Helen,

Thank you so very much for your kind words
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It's people like you that makes me feel that what I do is even more worthwhile....

You really made my day!!!! ... Thank you again.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:56 AM
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chillin, Craig, TommyO,

thank you for your kind feedback, welcome back (), and shared tips!!

Phil
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great job!!

Helen,

Thank you so very much for your kind words
....

It's people like you that makes me feel that what I do is even more worthwhile....

You really made my day!!!! ... Thank you again.
You are most welcome Flora, your generosity open many doors to people, Photoshop is way out of my league and it take a long time to conquer, with your detail explainations one can move more faster. Im beginning to fear less of Photoshop.

Many many thanks again.


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