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Old 09-24-2010, 11:31 AM
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Re: Help removing stains

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Lonk, I would like a little clarification of how you restored the photograph. Good Job.

My guess is that you had three layers, the background layer, the GB layer and the High Pass layer and then dodged and burned each layer separately. Is that correct?
Actually 4 layers: Background, low freq, high freq, color. I find separating the color aids in working on the other two as I only have to deal with luminosity. Of course, in this case, the color is pretty monotonous and straight toning would work just fine.

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Lon,
Did you D&B right on the frequency layers? Which one? Or did you clip a grey layer to one of the frequency layers? A little more explanation would be helpful.
On the original separation, I used a very high GB radius. This essentially put most of the damage on the HF layer. Using quickmask, I loosely selected only the stained part and used surface blur to pretty much wipe it out. Then I added weak film grain to get back some texture. On the LF layer I did the macro D&B to correct the luminosity and contouring. For my quickie demo (10 minutes), I just used the dodge/burn tools right on the layer. To go totally non-destructive, a clipped grey layer works just as well.

HTH,
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:10 PM
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Re: Help removing stains

Lon,

Thanks for that explanation and forgive my ignorance, but how do you separate the color to its own layer? I understand how to do the frequency separation. Interesting on the high GB radius.

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Old 09-24-2010, 12:21 PM
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KTG, make a third copy of the BG on top of the HF and LF -- blend mode > color. Desat the HF and LF using: Fill; 50% grey --> fade fill; mode > hue. HTH,
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:28 PM
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Re: Help removing stains

Many thanks Lon

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Old 09-24-2010, 04:43 PM
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Many thanks too, Lon.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:24 PM
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Re: Help removing stains

Smooth face in Painter & fixed lips. Texture on the background. Frame on picture.
Dodge and burn tools in CS3 on light painting layer.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:53 PM
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Re: Help removing stains

Hi folks, long time....

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...It looks like this is a sepia tone with some painting of the brooch and the iris of the eyes...
I've restored a few of these here in Brazil. The story goes that the photographer would come in from the big city and photograph the small-town folk. Then he'd go back to his studio and paint the clothes and background around the faces.

If you look carefully, you'll see that the face doesn't quite look right - I darkened it a bit to fit in better.

1) Made monochrome using only Red channel;
2) D&B to partially fix the stains;
3) Smudge brushing to smooth things out;
4) Repeat 2) and 3) a couple of times (not just one step!);
5) Ran Levels separately with mask for the face;
6) Colourized for fun!

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:27 PM
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Ro, awesome job, welcome back!
Regards, Murray
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:41 PM
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Re: Help removing stains

nice job, Ro, and indeed, welcome back! where the heck ya been?
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:28 AM
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nice job, Ro, and indeed, welcome back! where the heck ya been?
Working too much.

These days Photoshop is just a hobby for my free time - just didn't seem to have too much of that.

Nice to be back.

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