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Old 03-03-2012, 11:01 PM
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Advice on how to reduce staining

Hi Everyone,
I've done some work on this photo which was badly stained with a strong green color cast, but cannot figure out how to reduce the staining on the front of the house. Also, I'm not sure what to do about the dark staining on the side of the house. I think before I do any more work I am going to crop it and make it a horizontal photo.

Any advice on what steps to take next?

Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:29 PM
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Re: Advice on how to reduce staining

just crop the dark stain on the side.
you could get the stain on side close using Hue/Saturation
here is my efforts (could probably fix it more)
http://3ddataflow.com.au/stuff/2gl9ijd8-stainfix.jpg

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:52 AM
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Re: Advice on how to reduce staining

It's pretty straight forward just crop then I add some green using hue/sat adjustments layers. I didn't do much I wanted to keep the photo to it's original colour.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1472188...n/photostream/

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Old 03-04-2012, 01:18 PM
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Re: Advice on how to reduce staining

The sky could have been overcast.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: Advice on how to reduce staining

Thank you everyone for your feedback. I should have been clearer. I wasn't worried about the dark strip on the right side of the photo. May be the question is, what could the dark area on the right side of the house be? I also couldn't figure out if the staining on the white part of the top of the back of the house under the roof was photo staining or staining on the house when the photo was taken. The brick is also lighter between the chimney stoney and the right window. From looking at everyone's photos, I gather that it is considered part of the house. So am I correct in deducing that I shouldn't worry about it?
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:37 AM
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Re: Advice on how to reduce staining

i would say thats a stain on the image.
the only channel you can see any detail of that area is the blue channel.
but even that channel doesnt show much.
i would say to fix that you would need to draw/paint it in
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:46 AM
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Re: Advice on how to reduce staining

The right side by and around the door does not look particularly like staining it seems too well defined and an odd shape and location. My impression is that at some time the house had an extension, maybe a large porch and the dark part is the remainder from removal.

The lighter portions by the chimney stack could have been caused by run off from the white roof area.

Quick correction to the dark shadow around the door using the vanishing point tool to drag fascia brick around. Some cloning and a little curve work. At this point you have I think a good starting point to refine the image
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:22 AM
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Re: Advice on how to reduce staining

with removing the white staining on the bricks i would use the clone tool in PS. looking good though
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:40 PM
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Re: Advice on how to reduce staining

Another idea, I put in windows.
Painted the black on the side of the house to red..
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