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Old 09-11-2008, 07:36 PM
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Re: help with levels and channels

Lurch -
That looks really great....but did you have to tell me it took ten minutes? I'm not even going to keep track of how long it takes me to do stuff right now.

I really appreciate the detailed steps you included. It's like having a private lesson.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:53 PM
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Taylor,
OK, I lied. Might have taken 15. What I'm not going to tell you is how long restorations used to take me.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:26 PM
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Whelp, I did use channels (but just one.. no mixing)..
Converted to CMYK ,
Selected y channel did select all, copied...
Back to RGB, layers, new layer,
Pasted the Y channel
Ran Noiseware at default..
Dun!
Then did one in Sepia as the original might have been done in a home lab with expended chemicals... or not!
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:28 PM
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Re: help with levels and channels

veryweird, nice. i like that. how well do you like grain surgery?

and that does look great, lurch.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:31 AM
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Re: help with levels and channels

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veryweird, nice. i like that. how well do you like grain surgery?

and that does look great, lurch.
Thanks.

I find grain surgery really good for noise and random spot removal (and film grain of course). It is very effective in default mode and its automatic profiling works surprisingly well. You can view and adjust noise filtering in each colour channel individually in real time with sliders. You do have the option to manually tweak the profile and it has fine tuning (to balance tone and colour filtering) and sharpening options. Just like similar software, it doesn't work all the time, but when it works, it does the job with a lot less blurring and smoothing in default mode than some other plugins. If you don't want to have to do a lot of fine tuning, then Grain Surgery is a good option. In addition, it has Add Grain and Match Grain options (sample grain in one picture and give another picture the same grain pattern).
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:58 AM
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Re: help with levels and channels

OlBaldy -
I love both of them. Thanks for your work on this favorite photo of mine and for including the steps. I learn so much from both. I can't wait for the weekend when I'll have time to try this on my own.

You're right, it was done in a home lab. Here's another dumb question...what are "expended chemicals"?
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:13 AM
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OlBaldy -
I love both of them. Thanks for your work on this favorite photo of mine and for including the steps. I learn so much from both. I can't wait for the weekend when I'll have time to try this on my own.

You're right, it was done in a home lab. Here's another dumb question...what are "expended chemicals"?
Thanks for your kind words.

Expended chemicals are just old processing solutions that have been left in their containers to long and are not very effective any more... sort of like milk that has gone sour
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:20 PM
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You can view and adjust noise filtering in each colour channel individually in real time with sliders.
oh, that would be nice. i like the sound of some of the other features, too. thank you
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:56 PM
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Re: help with levels and channels

OK...here is my first try. I know it's not perfect. The more I look, the more I find to fix. I think I like it well enough to share with family. They will enjoy the improvement from the original. (And they haven't seen all of yours.)

Your feedback is welcome. I have lots to learn.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:26 PM
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That looks dark to me after I posted it, so I tried brightening it a bit.
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