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Old 06-22-2011, 08:49 AM
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Bad Case of Lens Flare

I have literally messed with these photos for hours. And of course they are the ONLY few where the child is smiling so I feel I MUST fix this some way. I'm beyond frustrated and am hoping someone here could help me? I've tried everything from heal/clone/sponge etc.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:57 PM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

First, you could use frequency separation & work with curves on low frequency layer. Next, you could move to the high frequency layer to work with a healing brush correcting the texture. And at last, you could use some more curves adjustments & D&B to apply finishing touches.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:26 PM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

That's amazing!!! I'll try what you said and see what I can come up with. Thank you so much for the input and showing me the finished outcome as well.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:30 PM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

Chillin, great work as always.
Dpage617, if you are not familiar with frequency separation or don't have time to come up to speed with it, you could try another approach. Add a Curves adjustment layer above the background. The flares should be easily selectable with the Quick Select tool or the elyptic selection tool. Darken the selected area using the Curve adj layer until the luminosity matches the surround area. Using a desaturating adj layer will help you visualize when the luminosity has been matched. Then just add a blank layer set to color blend mode above the darkening curve and paint good color over the flare.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:12 PM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

Here is a quick go using Murray's technique.

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Old 06-22-2011, 06:33 PM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

That looks good except for his mouth (obviously). I am going to try both ideas, if I can and see what I come up with!
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:16 PM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

I've been trying both methods and am just not having any luck. It's been awhile since I've used full photoshop (years!) and have just been using elements.
I know how to make the new layer, get to curves, select the area and then I'm stuck! You all make it look far too easy!
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:06 AM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

Great result there chillin, this is the first ive heard of low and high frequency layers... could you explain what you did in more detail or maybe point me in the direction of a tutorial? thanks
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:47 AM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

Wow Cilin, Amazing...nice to be here in the forum...

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:16 AM
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Re: Bad Case of Lens Flare

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Great result there chillin, this is the first ive heard of low and high frequency layers... could you explain what you did in more detail or maybe point me in the direction of a tutorial? thanks
Here you will find some info.

Maybe the layers setup pic will help you
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