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Its been a while, but I need your help.

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Old 04-11-2009, 03:22 PM
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Its been a while, but I need your help.

Dear all.

I know it has been a while since I have been on this site, but I am back, and I need your help.

Can anyone take a look at this image and see if you can do anything with it?

I am working on it, but would really appreciate some of your advice.

Thanks in advance

Ian (Mytac)


http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...4/Margaret.jpg
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:12 PM
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Re: Its been a while, but I need your help.

Not sure what you wanted.. I cropped, used Neat Image at default settings, levels, cloned and healed the neck and face a bit, merged the original back in at about 12%
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:17 PM
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Re: Its been a while, but I need your help.

I did a little sharpening then went into LAB mode and did curves on Lightness, A/B and C/D channels. Just moved the corner points over 1 box for each color.
Back to RGB and did a touch of noise reduction.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:30 PM
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Re: Its been a while, but I need your help.

I am not sure if you approve, but here is my attempt at help with your image using CS3 and Neat Image

Processes:
  • Image, adjustments, levels
  • Select the music stand.. [ it is brighter than the subject being closer to the flash]
  • Using Brightness, darken it till it is less bright than the face.
  • Select . Inverse.. for the rest of the image.
  • Used Image, Adjustments, Shadow/highlight to balance the tones.
  • Layer/ duplicate layer then used Neat Image to get rid of muddiness and digital noise, then erased the figure and guitar from that layer to show the sharper layer below using a soft edged brush. Made the opacity of the top layer to about 70%
  • Sharpened bottom layer and faded that to 40%
    Cropped.
    Flattened image and saved
If this is too late for you.. sorry I have just seen the message.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:08 PM
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Re: Its been a while, but I need your help.

I opened the photo and used auto levels in cs4, noiseware and came up with this
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:55 AM
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Re: Its been a while, but I need your help.

wow,, great efforts, thank to you all.. It always amazes me how good you folks are at this. Thanks for the explanations too, it helps me to learn.

Great work,,
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:08 PM
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Re: Its been a while, but I need your help.

Heres mine.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/u...rgaretcopy.jpg
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:27 PM
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Re: Its been a while, but I need your help.

there's only two things you need to do on this one, contrast/brightness where you increase the contrast quite a bit and slightly lower the brightness (due to the increase in contrast) and, a very small amount of noise removal. that's all. it's a five minute job and comes out very nicely.
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