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Old 09-12-2002, 04:41 AM
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Margaret - Levels or curves are the ultimte approach to gaining contrast without sacrificing detail in highlights or shadows...curves are even better as more control points are on offer.

More on the subject can be found at this link to further links, scroll down to curves, levels and colour correction:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~binar...V_links.html#C

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Old 09-12-2002, 06:16 AM
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Thank you Stephen - there is so much good information on that page!! I need to make it my first stop every morning until I can remember it all

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Old 09-17-2002, 03:52 PM
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You might try making a contrast mask layer by duplicating the original layer, desaturating it ,changing the mode to overlay and changing the opacity to 20 to 40% a curve can be applied to the mask layer to inhance the contrast if needed. Finish up using a color balance adjustment layer to bring back the flesh tones. You can use this same technique to open up dark shadows by inverting the mask layer.
Hope this helps.

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Old 09-18-2002, 01:08 PM
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Well hadn't seen all the nice attachments before I tried this..

1st thought it looked like a good canidate for "neat Image" taking the sample from the wall.

I am glad to get the info on curves and plan to learn something about curve adjustment soon... as it was used auto levels.

used a slight gaussian blur to get rid of a bit more noise.

I'm sorry if the eyes are way off... there was little info in the pic on them but gave it a shot... as it is ..all the pixels in the eyes came from his eyes as I used the clone brush set at 3 pixels.

used " replace color" to select and change the hue of a greenish tone on his face that I had probably created.

hope the wall isn't eggshell as I selected that and used "hue and saturation to brighten it

well i see you have many good choices.. one more can't hurt
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Old 09-18-2002, 03:08 PM
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Looks good Ron - everyone has done such a good job on this picture!

Tim - thank you for your suggestions too. I'm taking this week off (I was very close to tossing my Epson 1280 printer off the roof so thought I'd better get some perspective) - as soon as I'm back to work, I'll give your suggestions a try.

Thanks everyone,
Margaret
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Old 09-21-2002, 07:57 PM
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I added an adjustment layer for Levels, and Curves.
On the Levels layer, adjusted each color individually by dragging the sliders in to the edges of the histogram.
On the curves layer , pulled it into a slight *s* curve, boosting the highs, and lowering the lows.
Then cloned the reflections off the glasses, and removed the white spots.
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