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Old 04-24-2004, 04:35 PM
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Gary,

Thanks for your feedback!
(Looking at the Channels, RGB, CMYK and LAB....it's the very first thing I do before starting any restoration .... You never know what goodies can be hidden there .... )

Wow Scott!
Very, very good!!!!

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Old 04-25-2004, 09:31 PM
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Thanks for all the help everyone.

Jeanie, you're right - I sort of started with the red channel by using the channel mixer with more red and less blue to get rid of the stain.

Flora, I tried your method and found it to be much easier than working with the channels. But I've been frustrated for days trying to get the picture as smooth and sharp as you did. Now I find your secrets! I'm going to try Neat Image and then repost my attempt. I was starting to think I was never going to learn how to do this, but now I have hope !

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Karen
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Old 04-26-2004, 12:28 AM
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Amazing

Flora,
I followed your tutorial and instruction on this pic on one of my own and it came out great. Your methods always produce such good results and are easy to follow. Changing the duplicated RGB into lab, and then copying the lightness channel into the RGB picture was a great lesson for me. Thanks again and looking forward to your next lesson or example. This was like Eureka to me.
Thanks again
Wayne
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Old 04-26-2004, 02:35 AM
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Karen, Wayne,

thank you so much for your great feedback!

So glad I could help!

Karen,

to minimize the worst 'blown out' spots on the children's clothes, I found it helped creating a new Layer (blending=Multiply) and with a very soft black brush (Opacity 10%) carefully painting over them.

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Old 04-27-2004, 12:33 PM
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Flora,

At what point in your process did you use neat image and USM?

Thanks,
Karen
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:44 AM
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Hi Karen,

I use Neat Image at the very beginning of my restorations (when necessary of course! )

I use USM or any other sharpening method as the very last step of my restoration .... even though, sometimes, I slightly sharpen the image along the way to boost it up a bit.

Hope this helps.

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Old 04-28-2004, 01:17 PM
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Flora,

I am pretty new to photoshop, so if I am asking some stupid questions, please don't laugh...

When you said copy the lightness channel to the RGB version, does that mean copy the channel to a new layer in RGB version? What is the reason behind that? Why don't you just directly work off the Lab mod?

Oh, I have to say that your works just amaze me every time I see them...

Celestine
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:19 PM
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Hi Celestine,

Welcome to RP!

Thank you so much for your kindness....

...there are never stupid questions when you want to learn something... besides, I've been asked that same question by many others ....

The reason why I "copy the Lightness channel to a new layer in RGB version" is that the RGB mode is the only one in Photoshop where all filters and options are available ....

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Old 05-09-2004, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for all the help everyone. After a lot of trial and error (and no healing or patch tools since I'm using elements...) here is my final version.

Flora, I can't seem to get the same tone in the hair you have, but your help has been tremendous!

Any input would still be appreciated - my goal is to get to the point where I can do this for a business.

Karen
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Old 05-10-2004, 06:14 AM
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Hi Karen,

Great Job!!!!

So glad I could help!

As for the tone in their hair.... (and everywhere else...) it is part of the colorization...

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Finally, I cleaned the picture, sharpened it with USM and colorized it lightly.
Create a Hue&Saturation adjustment Layer on top.
try these values:
Hue : 44
Saturation: 15
Lightness : 0

This should do the trick!!

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