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Old 03-27-2014, 03:08 PM
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restoring antique map

what would be the best way to adjust the color of this map? I need to remove the dark red tone on the far right side & adjust the density to match the yellow side. Never did one like this before.
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:33 PM
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Re: restoring antique map

here's a better copy

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Old 03-27-2014, 05:20 PM
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Re: restoring antique map

You may want to try this way:
  • Select the darker areas using your favourite method to form a mask
  • Add a Curves layer with the mask you created above
  • Add a Hue & Sat layer and reduce Sat to 0 leaving a greyscale image to enable easy balance of luminosity values
  • Adjust curves layer with mask to match tonalities
  • Use another curve layer for overall contrast to taste
  • Then bring back some colour as required by adding a blank layer and filling with colour and select blend mode Colour and reduce opacity to taste
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:46 PM
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Re: restoring antique map

Here is a quick example with a set of layers to help

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