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Old 10-10-2008, 11:42 AM
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Old Dark Pictre - Solutions?

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This is a very dark picture. What you can do with it?
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: Old Dark Pictre - Solutions?

Picasso welcome to retouch pro. Its better for us if you upload the file directly rather than providing a link. Check out this info :http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...ads-posts.html

Using Photoshop CS3 I copied your initial layer and used screen blending mode.To this same layer I added a layer mask and painted the mask black over the the lighter area on the left side of your photo.

Next I use Image adjustments/shadow highlights.

After that I removed speckles using the healing brush and later a neat image noise reduction filter
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:10 PM
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Re: Old Dark Pictre - Solutions?

Thanks, this is my first post.

I will learn how to upload directly the pictures, sorry.

I tried to repair this picture before, but your results is very good too.
Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:13 PM
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Re: Old Dark Pictre - Solutions?

With a low quality, underexposed image (foreground) with an overexposed background your best bet is to paint everything back (aka re-draw it). That's for best results anyway. Also, using the jpeg format is the way to go here, or tiffs if you want to send full quality scans in. Anyway, painting can be time-consuming so it's only really worth doing to pictures you really enjoy. That being said, if this is your family, it's probably worth the effort. Good luck!
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:14 AM
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Re: Old Dark Pictre - Solutions?

this is a series of selected shadow and highlight adjustments fixing the dusty look between each adjustment. I would also crop if it were my own but I didn't know if you wanted to keep the surrounding image ---sometimes showing the setting from older photos can be fun --- "remember that old TV we had"
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:00 AM
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this is a series of selected shadow and highlight adjustments fixing the dusty look between each adjustment. I would also crop if it were my own but I didn't know if you wanted to keep the surrounding image ---sometimes showing the setting from older photos can be fun --- "remember that old TV we had"
Sandi
Nice job!! Thank you very mnuch
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