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Old 04-02-2010, 05:12 PM
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Fixing a ligher portion

Hi guys,

First off, thanks for the great Archive section! Lots of great images to practice with.

Having said that I am working on a practice one I got from the archives here and I think its pretty good for the major clean up on it and before I work on the details, but the bottom right corner inclusing the small child is kinda washed out.

What steps would one take to fix this? I am not really looking for someone to do it for me, as the whole point is I need to learn how to do it myself. Any tips in the right direction to a procedure to fix this would beso much appreciated.

Thanks,
Brad
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:49 PM
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Re: Fixing a ligher portion

I took photo to black and white then used light/darken brushes. Start out larger brush to do woman's dress bottom. Normally large brush size first, then switch to smaller brushes as you go for detailing. After light/dark adjustment, use sharpen brush to bring that portion to comparable focus with rest of photo. Finally added sepia back in. It should go quick. Good luck!
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:19 PM
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Re: Fixing a ligher portion

Awesome! Thanks! That absolutely did the trick and was way easier than any other method I had tried. I was way over thinking this problem. Your suggestion worked exactly as I had hoped.

Your help was very very much appreciated! Thanks a million!

Brad
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:54 PM
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Re: Fixing a ligher portion

Another approach is to convert to b&w, make a rectangular selection of the right side (edge to just left of the woman), jump it to a new layer, drag it over to the left side of the image, then Image>Adjust>Match color. Drag it back in place and add a layer mask to paint over the seam and area where it is too dark. Fine tune with Burn tool if req'd. Then back to sepia tone.
Regards, Murray
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:58 AM
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Re: Fixing a ligher portion

With the match color method, I can't seem to get Match Color to do anything? I want to try that method as well ... always good to know a couple ways to do a task.

But once I get the selected area on a new layer as you suggested and go to Match Color - it really doesn't allow me to do anything and any settings I change have no effect. I must be doing something wrong or missing a step?

Thanks in advance,
Brad
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:16 PM
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Re: Fixing a ligher portion

So here is what I came up with .... again thanks to RetouchPro for the wonderful collection of images to play with.

Brad
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:27 PM
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Re: Fixing a ligher portion

I like what you did with it!
Great Job!!!
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:31 PM
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Re: Fixing a ligher portion

These great edits.

I adjust desaturation, curve, sharpen, black oval frame and burn tool.

Thank you
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:20 PM
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Re: Fixing a ligher portion

very nice, aurora!

this is what i love about retouchpro, folks come in with some problem, others respond, original person learns something and applies it for good results! THAT is what retouchpro is all about!

well done, all!
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