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Old 09-03-2003, 12:29 PM
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Thumbprint and Brightness

I'm retouching this photo for a friend and am just looking for some advice to remove the brightness in the one area.

I've cloned the area where the fingerprint is but just cant seen get get the brightness gone from the lower left area.

Any Tips?

url is down in a lower post

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Old 09-03-2003, 01:37 PM
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I've got my rendition of the image I'll post later to get some criticism.
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Old 09-03-2003, 03:36 PM
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When I click on the link, I get the "page cannot be displayed" message.

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Old 09-05-2003, 05:31 PM
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Here is the Pic again...sorry

The Picture

Thanks for looking.
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Old 09-07-2003, 12:05 PM
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Thumbprint & Brightness

Hi DjKohn

I couldn't find the thumbprint. I assume you had already removed it.
Trying to remove bright blowouts like that is tough. I could only do so much with curves, levels and contrast controls. As you can see, I cropped down to only the essential subjects. That eliminated about half of the bright damage. The rest of the work was cut and paste and cut and paste and cut and paste. The vivid colors and patterns on the ladies dress was the life saver for this photo and I. The toughest part of this challenge was rebuilding the baby's right arm. I am still not satisfied with the result, but ran out of time and expertise. I ended up cutting and pasteing part of the upper arm, free transforming, rotating, reducing, skewing and finished off with the clone and healing brush.

Am I right in assuming the two subjects behind grandpa came from another photo? If so, good job matching tones and colors with the originals.
The only thing that was left to do with the rest of the photo was select areas that were contrasting in brightness and making small adjustments. It is a good high resolution image. I was able to give it a good punch with unsharp mask with out blaring or pixelating.

Hope this helps. Would like to see what you were able to do with it.
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Old 09-07-2003, 12:50 PM
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DjKohn

File too big. Still trying.
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Old 09-07-2003, 01:24 PM
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By the time I got the file down to a size that would permit it to post, its a postage stamp. I am open for suggestions.
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Old 09-07-2003, 02:18 PM
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uwbpet,

In PS, Click Image, then Image Size. Select constrain proportions and resample - Bicubic. Then set the resolution to 72 and the largest dimension to 600 pixels. Click Okay.

Now this is the most important part. :-) Click File, then Save for web. Click on the right arrow that is just below and to the right of the Done button. Select Optimize to File Size. Set desired File Size to 100K (this is the largest file size you can post here). Click Okay. When the image is optimized, click Save. That's it. This process should give you an acceptable sized image with reasonable quality.

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Old 09-07-2003, 02:54 PM
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Catia

Catia to the rescue. I don't do a lot of web posting, so my ignorance showed. But I do learn from my mistakes.
It would be nice if we could post at least 350k. Sure could see a lot more detail. DjKohn's file was 339K.

Thanks much for your help.
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Old 09-07-2003, 11:38 PM
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uwbpet:

Very nicely done, could you post what steps you took.
And no I didnt add the other 2 people to the pic, it was a taken pic just like this.

The areas I would like to know what you did, is the babies arm, my bad area, and the lightness what you did. I have tried just doesnt look great yet.


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