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Old 02-11-2009, 02:53 PM
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Stained photo

Any suggestions on how I can get rid of these stains? I have tried making it b&w, different color balances and saturations
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:52 PM
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Re: Stained photo

Cissy1963,

Here's how I would proceed:
1)Get a hi-res scan (at least 600 dpi)
2)Desaturate the reds (saturation -100, lightness +100)
and yellows (saturation -100, lightness +85)

That will get rid of most of the color stains; you can clone out the remaining spots.

The first step is most important. Scan at that 600 dpi resolution with all extras (sharpening, dust removal, etc.) turned off.

Good luck,

Curtis
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:20 PM
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Re: Stained photo

Cissy, welcome to RetouchPRO
Have a look around and enjoy. Nice to have you onboard.

What retouching software do you have? This will help focus the tips to the programs you have available to work with.

I used Photoshop 7 to play with your Pic:

selected red channel
selected dark area on face, feathered selection 8 lightened to match surrounding areas with levels
selected the light area on other face feathered 8 darkened to match surrounding areas
Select all, copy
back to layer pallet.. new layer
paste
Curves/Levels adjustment
replaced background with dark and light gray rendered clouds
Imagenomic noise removal
copied good side of glasses, pasted, Free transformed to fit then masked out everything but the outlines
some cloning and healing on cracks and faces

Still needs a lot of work but is a good start
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:43 PM
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Re: Stained photo

Nice one Olbaldy...

I know the original picture has it, but i think it would be good if you shrunk the closer ones sholder. Looks destaracting.

-Keven
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:56 PM
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Re: Stained photo

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Originally Posted by igot2pman View Post
Nice one Olbaldy...
I know the original picture has it, but i think it would be good if you shrunk the closer ones sholder. Looks destaracting.
-Keven
Thanks Keven, I hope the OP (Original Poster) takes note about the shoulder.. as for me... Not my Pic! I'm DUN!

Except for these numbers (if that is what they are) that I couldn't quite make out!
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:09 PM
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Re: Stained photo

I am using photoshop cs3 converted to black and white with a high contrast red filter. used selective color to adjust the neutrals and blacks just a tad. selected a color next to the mans head and filled a new layer with it. masked out the two people. also repaired the scratches in the picture.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:38 PM
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Red face Re: Stained photo

Here's make take on this photo... sorry i'm not a professional... this just caught my attention. I just used mosty healing and clone brush... it's not perfect but I thought I'd give it a shot. Hope you liked it. hard to work on a low-res picture so I added a little noise to remove jpeg artifacts. I hope I'm not too late.

Cheers!

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Old 03-18-2009, 04:11 PM
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Re: Stained photo

i had a go at this too.
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