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Old 09-18-2003, 12:20 PM
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Thanks for posting this Flora. Your references to your technique is a valuable resource that I always look forward to reading.
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Old 09-18-2003, 01:41 PM
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Another fantastic job Flora. Y O U are the greatest.

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Old 09-19-2003, 08:45 AM
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Colin, Catia,

.... Thank you !!!

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Old 09-19-2003, 09:25 PM
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flora,

each word of praise is well deserved; i agree completely. u r genius.

i wonder if you can explain the thinking that goes with using apply image, for example - piece has magenta cast there fore i know i should use x channel applied to y channel using z bledning mode to get desired result. did you just learn it hit and miss, or is there a specific recipe? would love a tutorial.

i have learned much from you, and thank you bunches.
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Old 09-20-2003, 12:16 AM
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... what kathleen said!

I have wondered with the consistant sun light and print emulsions if photographic dye layers always faded in the same way ...

for instance the blue layer fading, but masked by the green layer, but masked by the red layer ... anyway, by understanding this one might be able to use apply image/blending modes to reverse ... but I am not a scientist and flora, you have again got my curious ...
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Old 09-21-2003, 12:10 PM
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Kathleen, Roger,

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Fact is, there's no specific recipe behind anything I do with pictures....

The Channels are the first thing I check... even more so If the picture I'm working on has a colour problem. If I think that using Apply Image can help eliminate or at least minimize the problem, then I try it ....

What I Know about 'Apply Image', I learnt from Katrin Eismann's book (and she doesn't dig very deeply into this particular topic...), from tips or Tutorials I got from the Internet and, as Kathleen says,"I just learnt it hit and miss ". In other words my knowledge of it is quite basic ....

I'm still experimenting with it and to tell the truth, I still haven't got the hang of 'masking the channels' or 'inverting' while in Apply Image ....

Roger, I'm no scientist either ... and on top of it I don't have a clue about Photography ... ... so, for me, good photographers are among the geniuses who can artistically freeze moments or images in time which give or bring back very strong emotions ....

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Old 09-21-2003, 06:20 PM
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"I'm still experimenting with it and to tell the truth, I still haven't got the hang of 'masking the channels' or 'inverting' while in Apply Image ...."

Flora
have mercy! what kind of power house will you be once you "get the hang of" it? truth is, you've just got a great eye. so keep it up, with a smidge of this and a dash of that you look like the master chef to me.
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Old 09-26-2003, 12:18 AM
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*has dipped his toe in the pool for long enough - it's time to jump in!*

Man, there's just way too much fun to be had here! I suspect that the lights will be on util the wee hours of the morning for many a night to come.

I've had a bit of a fiddle with this photo and here's the results. I've tried to keep the "old photo" feel about it, so you'll notice that the background is still a bit grubby. The hardest part of this photo was the sleeve on the dress where the blotch was. I found it tricky to get rid of the stain and yet try to keep the sleeve looking natural.

There's not alot of mystery with how I did it. There was a great tutorial *somewhere* on removing cracks by duplicating the image, shifting it, placing it below the original layer and then using the eraser tool to erase the cracks. That's pretty much all I've done. There was a fair bit of the clone tool used as well to get rid of the worst of the stains. Throw in a bit of fiddling to the contrast and colour balance and that's it.

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Tony

now hopefully it uploads...
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Old 09-26-2003, 12:20 AM
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oh yeah - one other thing...

I inverted the image to a negative while cleaning up the stains on the clothes - as a negative, they showed up as a vivid purple and were really easy to see.

Cheers
Tony
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Old 09-26-2003, 04:15 PM
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Hi Tony!

Welcome to RP!
...Nice to see you decided to 'jump in' ....

I like what you did with this picture .... I think your 'cleaning up' was very subtle and accurate in the details .... Very nice job!

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