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Old 06-17-2009, 07:21 AM
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restoring old photo color spots problem

Hello this is my first post. I tried to put it in a different forum but this site is getting the best of me, I could not find a place in the techniques area to chose post new thread.
Anyway my question is I have several old photographs that have spot on them. They are colored, usually one color where the ink is coming off or bleeding through. I don't know how to fix this. I thought of just taking that color out of the picture some and that does help but then the overall pictures does not look good.
Thanks Martina
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:19 PM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

Drummergrl, welcome to Retouch Pro. Your image does not expand when we click on the thumbnail. That may be due to you posting i into the Salon Forum. You would be better off posting it in the Image Help or Retouching Forum on this site. The thumbnail is so small that we can not really see the problem areas of your image.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:24 PM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

i've moved this to the restoration forum where it shld get proper attention.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:32 PM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

Martina,
Your question is not entirely clear. So, you may want to rephrase it.

Anyway, there are several ideas to think about.
1. Before attempting cloning, try to fix all the global color problems in the image first using levels or curves. This brings the "good" areas back to "very good", so that when you do use them a source in cloning, the fixed area looks exceptional.
2. Learn to use masks. Masks allow you to limit the area in which a color adjustment takes place. The masks are very easy to edit, they are basically gray-scale representations of the image. Darker areas block underlying edits, lighter areas allow the underlying edits to shine through.
3. You can always search RetouchPro for the best recommendations for books on restoration. Just click the "Search" menu at the top of the web page. Enter in something like "books restoration". Probably the most recommended series is from Katrin Eismann. You can also Google her name and find her books.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:24 AM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

Thank you for your help I am going to post the picture again. I think it is still hard to see what I am talking about but the red "spots" are across the top, above the hair and across the face just above the eye brows. If nothing else if I new what this is called I could look up more info about it.
I am using photoshop elements 7, I am not sure if it has masking capabilities. If so I have no idea how to access it or use it.
I have a few more questions but I will put it in a new post.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:29 AM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

Hi drummergrl,

I dug out my old copy of Elements 4, and quickly did a couple of selections and just played around with some hue/sat shifts. You'll certainly have the tools you need to do a much better job, in version 7.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:55 AM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

Have no idea about Elements I used PS7
levels
replaced the blue channel
a little cloning
sharpened some
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:00 PM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

I thought this might be an option. This is the green channel only. Some Curves, Contrast and USM...

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Old 06-18-2009, 01:35 PM
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Re: restoring old photo color spots problem

Southbay, thank you that is kind of about what my finished product has looked like. Not bad but I was hoping for better. Maybe with my program that is the best I will get.
OlBaldy, That looks incredible, it looks like it would have taken a lot of time!! What did you replace the blue channel with? One of my biggest struggles was fixing the spots on the girls face, trying to keep the details and color.
Juergren D I also like what you did because the spots are gone but so is the color. It does look nice though and maybe a good option if I want a clean looking picture regardless of wether it has color or not.
I am still learning!!
Thank you all for your time and giving me ideas.
Martina
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