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Old 05-16-2009, 01:31 PM
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graduated fade

Hi guys
It's been a while but I keep looking in
Here's one that seems to have got me stumped somewhat, I've tried selecting with a feather, then levels on all channels separately, and together. Tried useing gradients whith levels and curves. Tried in LAB mode, all to no avail.....any help would be appreciated.
John
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:04 PM
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Re: graduated fade

I dont remember exactly what i did, I believe i selected the light area, copied to a new layer used apply image chose layer one and the blue channel i believe i set the mode to subtract at around 30 to 40 percent. the rest was just hue sat adjustments and levels
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:57 PM
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Re: graduated fade

I started with a curves adjustment for contrast. Used a layer set to multiply with a gradiant mask. used the same mask on a layer set to overlay. Set curves again and added unsharp mask with a radius of 60.
Just got to keep hammering away at the gradient till you nail it. You can see mine is still off a bit. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:04 AM
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Re: graduated fade

Thanks guys,
Basically you got what I got I just thought I may be missing something.
Looks like I'll just have to keep persevering with what I've got. I'll let you know.
Thanks again....John
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:43 AM
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Re: graduated fade

Well guys,
I think this is just about as far as I can go with this little pain! Not too bad I suppose. As you both said, it was just playing with levels, curves and grads.
Thanks again....John
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:05 AM
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Re: graduated fade

Heres a try. I find these very difficult when they are so faded.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:08 AM
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:26 PM
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I had a thought. In black and while filming, I remember that actors were asked to dress in vivid red to make the their close look black. So I wondered if you colored somehow the areas you wanted to bring out more black instead of the fade, then change it to black and white, if it would work.
I have no idea if this is a good idea or bad and Im not very qualified to know. I tried a bit and posted the pic, but I was hoping someone with better knowledge might know something about that.
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