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first try on restauration

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Old 04-19-2009, 06:52 AM
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first try on restauration

Hi all.
this is a work in progress for a restoration job I took on me.
this image was broken, folded and got a lot of scratches.
still working on it and wondering how I can get rid of the bleach on the left topside of the image.
more sizes are to be found here.

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Old 04-20-2009, 10:00 AM
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Re: first try on restauration

Looking quite good so far !

There are numerous ways to get rid of that "bleached" area. You should get lots of suggestions.

Here are a couple:
- You could copy a selection to a new layer, use apply image with the best channel as the source to feed into the weakest channel. Then apply adjustment layers as needed.
- You could use a channel mixer with the same goal, add more of the good channel and reduce the bad.

Again, work on a selection copied to a new layer. That reduces file size, increases speed and makes mistakes easier to correct or delete.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:51 AM
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Bleach Removal

Well I first used a channel mixer adjustment layer and used the red channel to convert the photo to black and white

Next I copied the layer and used an overlay blending mode to increase the contrast.

I then copied that layer and used multiply blending mode. To that layer I added a layer mask that showed nothing "all black." Then I painted in the faded areas on the black mask with a white brush to reveal the multiply layer and darken that part of the picture
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