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Old 07-31-2009, 03:09 AM
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How can I give this photo some life

Hi All,

Is there a way I can make this photo pop it seems lifeless i've tried levels and curves but the grains appear back which i am trying to avoid. Any comment would be greatly appreciated.

many thanks in advance


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Old 07-31-2009, 03:42 AM
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Re: How can I give this photo some life

Multiply layer set @50% or below?
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:32 AM
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Multiply layer set @50% or below?

Thank you very much for your prompt reply I've tried the multiply layer and it looks much better. I need to hang around here more often, problem is also I have fully concentrate on colourizing black and white photos which I am more interested in but didn't realised I would perhaps come across some photos that need to be restored before colourizing, it's time I state I only colourize good quality or very lightly damaged old vintage photos. I've got C.Tein and Katrin Eismann books I better dig them out the closet too lol.


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Old 07-31-2009, 06:54 AM
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Re: How can I give this photo some life

As I look at the individual people, am bothered more by the background. Nice photo.
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Re: How can I give this photo some life

helen, forgive me, but i think that photo has plenty of pop. a larger sized image would help see it better, but from what i can see, the people stand out nicely from the background.
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