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Old 07-10-2008, 12:39 AM
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Stain kicked my butt

http://www.bryanweaver.net/Bud Sue 19xx[1].bmpI worked and worked with this image and managed to remove the specks and dust and even fixed some shadowing, but the stain kicks my butt. The more I try to work on it the more unrealistic their faces turn, especially the woman.
anyone else care to take a crack at it or tell me something I need to be trying with stains? I am doing something wrong I guess.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:14 AM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

russell brown had a tutorial for just such a problem:

http://www.cunninglingo.co.uk/photoshop/rbstains.pdf
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:34 AM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

Great picture to learn on. I'm doing some work/learning on it right now.

Thank you for the great link pixelzombie. I can't wait to dive in to all those tutorials!
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:18 AM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

Convert to CYMK, copy the magenta channel and paste it into the yellow channel.
This will remove most of the yellow stain, you can now make color adjustments for better skin tone and proceed with restoration.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:59 PM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

The premise is to work on the colors without ever cloning or healing (at least not with those tools in their "normal" blending mode). While there is no method cast in stone, we almost always start with adjustment layers and masking. Then move onto the tools in various blending modes.

Thanks pixelzombie for reminding us of RB's tutorials. They are good.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:33 PM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

Usually when the colours get real bad, like this, the best (and easiest) way is to just paint them in.

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Old 07-10-2008, 10:55 PM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

Ol' lurch is always up for an experiment, so tried out the approach in the Russell Brown tutorial. RB's example was really simple compared to this image, but the technique got me to a decent starting point. After that it was adjustment layers and selective color corrections ad nauseum - not a complete re-color like Rô did, but pretty close. If you'd like details just ask.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:41 PM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

Numerous targeted curves layers, DB, HP & noise reduction.
Not many takers…
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Last edited by chillin; 07-14-2008 at 10:38 AM. Reason: adj. tonal range
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:23 AM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

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!!!
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:22 PM
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Re: Stain kicked my butt

Thank you, Flora.
You achieved very nice colors, I should use “variations” more often, it’s really a time saving tool.
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