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Old 06-10-2011, 04:38 AM
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Hi Everyone
I had another email and lost it so I had to join again. Have asked for help before and it was really useful.

I am trying to fix my father in law's photo of a return after a night raid in Germany just before D-Day. Where the sun hits the bomber halifax the part has been clipped and the last crew member's face is indistinct. There is also a shadow where the bomber falls in front of the crews' bags.

I tried using the tutorial with the plane by one of the members but haven't been able to really get the colours right. This is an untouched picture at a good resolution. I wonder if someone could assist me
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:11 AM
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Re: Flight crew

Nice picture.

Full size if wanted.
Painter & CS5
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:06 PM
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Re: Flight crew

Thank you Cupcake
It is good - Trying to fix it for his 90th birthday
wondered if I can have the full size
and if you could tell me how to maintain consistency in the colours
Thanks
Catherine

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Old 06-12-2011, 07:44 AM
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:15 PM
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Re: Flight crew

My version of flight crew
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:28 AM
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Re: Flight crew

Thank you Jaykat
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:08 PM
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Re: Flight crew

Excellent work, JAYKAT!
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:31 PM
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Re: Flight crew

With a scan of 1200, there would be more options with the face. After duplicating the layer, one technique I like is to use the lasso tool with a 2-4px feather to darken and/or add contrast to an area that is lighter than the rest. I don't want to make a change of more than 6 points or it will show when I am just trying to darken/lighten a small area. I then redraw a little differently with the lasso tool another 6 points contrast, brightness (lower) or darken. Before I start, I move the slider all the way down on all 3 options (contrast, brightness, lightness) to see how many points and which option will give the best results. Than I know I am going to have to do this twice or 6 times, for example. I also darkened the man in the middle that was sitting. My thought is his mouth and smile might be closest to the faded man on the right and I might be able to clone a little of his mouth. I would then add a curves adjustment layer. If it were me, I wouldn't worry about the shadow at the bottom of the photo. I would just concentrate on the faces.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:15 AM
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Re: Flight crew

Thank you Darield I have a scan at a higher resolution
I'll try what you said - Have tried levels and all that - just could not get it right
thanjks again Darield and Jaykat
It has helped seeing what you all have done
thansk agaiin
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