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Old 12-04-2009, 01:10 AM
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Re: Washed out wedding cake

I like your version way better, Murray!

What did you do to it?

Brad
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:33 PM
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Re: Washed out wedding cake

I like what Murray had to say as well. If it were up to me, I'd get rid of that pole and probably all of the other background distractions. I realize your customer might want to keep it for some reason.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:36 PM
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Re: Washed out wedding cake

Brad, thanks. The flow was quick and simple.
- Opened the image with Adobe Camera RAW where I applied the Recovery slider to pull down the blown highlights. Moved the top temperature slider a little toward yellow and the lower one a couple of points toward magenta. (Place reference eye dropper targets on the dress and shirt collar to achieve optimum balance for white. You don't need Camera RAW for this adj, there are 10 other ways to do this in PS.
- Now opened in PS, the first thing I did was apply Noiseware to filter some of the color and luminance noise.
- Added a selective color adj layer selecting the Blacks and dialing down the yellow a few points while raising magenta a bit.
- A Curve adj layer add to boost the contrast by mostly darkening the jacket.
- Finally a cloning layer address the cracks and misc blemishes.
No special magic used on this image.
Good luck with your restoration.
Regards, Murray
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:09 PM
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You could try to do adjustments selectively.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:20 AM
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Re: Washed out wedding cake

used camera raw to darken the image to bring out the detail in the cake. Opened in photoshop copied the original photo to a new layer masked out the cake. new layer for scratch repairs, removed the pole. used selective curves layers on the skin. removed the noise with noiseware and then added back just a little grain to the image.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:53 PM
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My try on the wedding picture.
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I took a shot at it
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