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Old 03-02-2012, 11:04 AM
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Is the any saving this overexposure

Hello, I have been working on a collage of old photos that had been left in a sunny spot and have become faded. The one that I uploaded here is especially difficult being overexposed to begin with. I'm a novice to begin with and am learning as I go. I have been using Photoshop cs5 trial. So far I have an idea of how things work on a large scale. but when it comes to fixing the people in the foreground and bringing them back from being overexposed I haven't a clue. I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions on what might be done.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:37 PM
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Re: Is the any saving this overexposure

Try the Shadows/Highlights command located under Image/Adjustments. You should be able to tone down the highlights sufficiently to then work on the color cast.


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Old 03-02-2012, 12:53 PM
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Re: Is the any saving this overexposure

It looks like you have done quite a bit of editing before posting here - is that correct?

It could be that you have set the scanner on automatic and therefore I suspect your starting point scan not quite as good as it could be and if this is correct then it may be helpful to try scanning again at high ppi and 48 bit colour. If your scanner software allows it adjust the preview histogram to bring the end points in on the R, G and B channels.

Forget about the background and just concentrate in maximising the information in the figures then post again for suggestions
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:48 PM
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Re: Is the any saving this overexposure

Here is the picture.
I colored it also.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:52 AM
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Re: Is the any saving this overexposure

here's another
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:53 AM
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Re: Is the any saving this overexposure

I used levels, shadows/highlights, unsharp mask, and some hue satuation mask. Also, cloned some of the artifacts out and colored the little girls clothes.

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Old 03-07-2012, 06:22 AM
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Re: Is the any saving this overexposure

'Cupcake' you done well with this one
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