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Old 07-12-2012, 04:24 AM
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How do I remove these blue stains

Hello to everyone.

I currently working on my first professional restoration.
The original photo is not in a very bad shape but I'm having difficulties removing some blue tinted stains in the bottom of it.

What do you recommend me doing to at least disguise it a bit more?
What I already tried was to Color select it and add several adjustment layers of hue/saturation while turning saturation down, it turned the bottom half a bit darker.


Btw, I'm portuguese, 37 years old, married with one child.
If you'd like to know a little more about me just check here.

Anyway, thank you for your attention.
Gabriel

Attached I placed the original and my current working on picture.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:24 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

Turn it in to a B&W
Then add the sepia if you want.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:54 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

Hi Cupcake,

Thanks for the tip.
In my previous mentioned attempt I created a channel mixer adjustment layer with Monochrome "on" on top of all the 4 desaturation layers.
Now I white brushed the layer mask to make the whole of the suit to be dark without loosing too much detail.

I think I will go with it.

What do you all think of this final result?
How can I improve it for printing?
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:39 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

I would use the unsharp Mask at about 100%
Radius at 0.3
Threshold at 0

Add a layer and add a white dot on eyes. You can fade this to get the right look.
Use the levels to give it more contrast.
Like this
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:20 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

Definitely do the eyes as Cupcake said..

also consider copying the good shirt collar ... paste on a new layer... flipping it then freetransform to resize and manipulate into place over the washed out collar then mask it in.. Lower opacity or change modes to suit.. just to add a bit of texture to the blown out collar

Along with the B/W... I would offer/show a Sepia also... as this is what the customer is used to seeing (again just reiterating what Cupcake said)
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:49 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

Ok I used all your tips them all except fading the whole image (if I understood correctly), I think the suit itself is quite dark enough as it is.

I poped the eyes with a white spot, applied an unsharp mask and corrected the burned side of the collar.

Thank you both Cupcake and 0lbaldy for your advices and for your contribution .

Here are both versions.
Tell me what you think please.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:16 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

No fading the image, just the whites of the eyes.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:18 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

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No fading the image, just the whites of the eyes.
hmm, I see. The white spots are a bit to bright aren't they?
Just to be sure, to fade it is by reducing it's layer opacity right?
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:26 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

Yes, Just bring it off a little.
Hit the contrast also.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:46 AM
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Re: How do I remove these blue stains

Done!

Thanks for your helpful persistence.
Here's the result which I hope comes out ok when printing.
Is there any special procedure regarding print?
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