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Old 08-14-2009, 09:28 AM
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Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

Hi all,

I have been here a while and trying to learn as much from you guys as I can. I've wanted to get my skills up to par before I start posting, because you guys are intimidating!

I have a picture of my father when he returned from the Korean war and it has this weird blue stain damage. This was scanned from a slide that I found. In PS, I looked at the channels and the damage is mainly in the blue channel, but there is damage in all channels to some degree. There's this weird hazing all over the photo also.

So how do I go about this? I started with an adj. layer>levels and adjusted the black/white points. Next I tried denoise/and or despeckle, but neither seems to work too well. Then I tried to apply the red channel into the blue to minimize the stains, but I keep losing my color. After I do this, do I have to hand color? I'm really at a loss as to how to approach this. I'm not really looking for someone to do it for me, just what workflow works best for damage like this.

Anyway, here's the photo:

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1963/fgfgm.jpg

LARGER SIZE ORIGINAL
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1963/fgfgm.jpg

PS This is my first posting, so I hope I got all of this right. I have "Guy's Disease" and didn't read any of the instruction manual on posting.......
NINJAMAN001

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Old 08-14-2009, 09:39 AM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

Larger pic if needed......not sure of size or resolution issues............


http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/1963/fgfgm.jpg
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:06 AM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

You can link as large as you want.
It would be better if it was larger.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:07 AM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

My feeble attempt....... not sure where to go next........


http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6564/fgfgmwip.jpg
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:09 AM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

Thanks Cupcake....... I'll try to up the size.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:30 AM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

Larger size added to first message..............
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:34 AM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

Remove the blue with the color brush.
Clone some parts,and heal also
Fix the faded parts by light painting.
Add more colors to make it richer.

This was with the small picture.

This is the larger file.(save picture as is)
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3350/purplefull.jpg
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File Type: jpg purple.jpg (95.0 KB, 60 views)

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Old 08-14-2009, 12:40 PM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

Nice work Cupcake. I can really see a lot of details that I couldn't before.

"Remove the blue with the color brush": exactly how do I do this? And if there is a tutorial on it, I'll gladly read it if you point me in the right direction.

And "light painting": do you mean a soft, low opacity brush to lessen the faded parts?


Thanks for replying.

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Old 08-14-2009, 01:56 PM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

Use your painting brush,
choose the color you want with the color picker. Then use the size brush you want with color from the drop down window.
Paint over to replace the blue.
Light painting:
Make a new layer fill with 50% gray, change the layer to soft light.

Paint with the burn or dodge tool.

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Old 08-14-2009, 03:36 PM
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Re: Newbie...... Trying to figure this out

Ahhh........ {light bulb comes on}..................

Thanks, I'm going to work on that as soon as I get home from work!
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