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Old 04-16-2009, 04:18 PM
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Need help removing damage spots from a photo

Hello,
I have a baby picture that has orange colored damage spots on it and would like to know if they can be removed or digitally edited? I have attached the picture. Any help would be great appreciated! Thanks so much...




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Old 04-16-2009, 05:10 PM
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Re: Need help removing damage spots from a photo

Hi,

Just cloned with photoshop and a bit of neat image to reduce the noise, would be better working on a larger image but hope its ok for you
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:05 PM
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Re: Need help removing damage spots from a photo

Oh my goodness...it looks great! Thank you so much!! I really appreciate your help.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:42 PM
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Re: Need help removing damage spots from a photo

very nice, alan!

and welcome to RP to the both of you
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:54 PM
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Re: Need help removing damage spots from a photo

I like Alan H20 used the clone tool but also the patch tool. In addition I used a curves adjustment layer to increase the contrast.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:15 PM
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Re: Need help removing damage spots from a photo

The discoloration is only visible in the green and blue channels. So. on a duplicate layer, I selected (generally) the colored areas with the lasso tool then clicked on the blue channel so that it was the only one active. I then applied the red channel to this selection in Lighten mode. I did the same in the green channel. I duplicated the new layer, used the healing brush tool to get any stains missed, denoised. used Selective color adjustments for color, curves for lighting and contrast then added some selective sharpening.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:20 PM
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Good Plan and a good job, Gary. Its important as you know to check out the channel info to see if you can use the Apply Image feature in Photoshop
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:00 PM
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Thanks Phil. I try to make it 'retouching S.O.P'.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:23 AM
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Re: Need help removing damage spots from a photo

How are the steps to take in order to apply the red channel to the blue. I don't understand how this works.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:57 PM
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Jaxx..

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How are the steps to take in order to apply the red channel to the blue. I don't understand how this works.
Sorry for the delay.

Set a duplicate over top then in the channel palette, click on the blue channel to make it active so that your project now looks desaturated, Image/Apply Image with these settings: Layer= layer 1 copy, Channel = Red, Blending = Lighten, Opacity = 100%. Do the same with the green channel selected then activate the RGB channels. Now you have blended the red channel into both the G and B channels and the results look discolored completely .. if you did not have the yellowed areas selected. If so, then apply a hide-all mask which reveals the original (pre-apply image) and simply paint out the marks with a white brush.

Hope this helps.


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