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Old 08-08-2009, 06:58 AM
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Re: faded color photo

Thanks Chillin and Unimatrix I really appreciate all of your helpful suggestions.
Here is what I finished with, the client wanted some enhancements done to her.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:55 PM
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Re: faded color photo

Hello there
well....

the attched photo will explain it all

Thanks

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Old 08-11-2009, 08:23 PM
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Re: faded color photo

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Hello
I'm trying to restore the color in this photo, I have tried to get it back with the curves adjustment technique. Which is to take the white eye dropper and find the whitest white and then find the blackest black. This helps a lot with the tone but I still don't get any color in the back ground and the skin color is wrong too.
Any help would be great.
Thanks
cathy
I desaturated the original with CS4 B&W and then followed(somewhat..) this tutorial.
http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161015&page=1
With each recolor, i.e. her skin, I set a selective color adjustment layer overtop to effect the tones, brightness etc. A curves adjustment could do good here too.
I then selected her, copied her to a new layer, replaced the background and merged down. I used Topaz Detail to sharpen and placed a darker border vignette.

Cheers.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:40 AM
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Re: faded color photo

alshaiji Thank you for the help, I used that method mostly to do mine also.
Gary very nice colors and I like the background change.

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Old 08-13-2009, 01:43 PM
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Re: faded color photo

Gary, superb rendering!!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:02 PM
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Re: faded color photo

Some simple ajustments.
I then recolored it.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:21 PM
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Re: faded color photo

thanks cupcake that turned out nice.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:38 AM
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Re: faded color photo

I used Lab plus I colorized some of the background.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:29 PM
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Gary, superb rendering!!!
Thank you. Your comments are appreciated.

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Old 08-19-2009, 12:55 PM
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Re: faded color photo

Nice job Phil, I have never really worked with LAB.
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