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Old 01-14-2005, 10:06 PM
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Someone please help...Old picture!

This picture is me when i was a little girl...

Now i want to add this picture with the family ones for a website but the coloring is dreadful, its like this on the actual photo so can any of you kind of wonderful people give me some tips...

One kid looks like she has a red face, the other pasty white face and the other well its a photo mess isn't it!

Please help...

~Legacy~
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:10 AM
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Red face Someone please help...Old picture!

*If your seeing double its cos i added this in the wrong section*

This picture is me when i was a little girl...

Now i want to add this picture with the family ones for a website but the coloring is dreadful, its like this on the actual photo so can any of you kind of wonderful people give me some tips...

One kid looks like she has a red face, the other pasty white face and the other well its a photo mess isn't it!

Please help...

~Legacy~

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Old 01-15-2005, 10:03 AM
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Funnily enough, the overall picture seems fairly neutral based on my readings of the grey deck.
Here's a few quick things I did:

Selected eyes, put them on their own layer and brightened with Highlite/Shadows. Use whatever if you don't have CS.
Selected the front girls face and on its own layer changed to CMYK and adjusted curves until I got a reading of 12/51/49/3 on her right cheek. Sampled the cheek and painted over the rest of the face in color mode at about 30% opacity. Kept going over the trouble areas. Did a bit of blurring of the skin with the blur tool.
Pretty much did the same with the other girls.
Then did a Highpass: Luminosity Edge Sharpening

Hopefully, there will be better ideas coming.

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Old 01-15-2005, 11:01 AM
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Hi Legacy, Have to agree with Dave, the colours are'nt far wrong. The main problem with the picture is lack of focus, and I'm afraid there's not too much you can do there. What I've done with your picture is as follows.

Copied to new layer and set layer to Multiply. Applied cover all layer mask, and painted in colour to pale girl in foreground. Adjusted opacity of layer down to about 20%.

Flattened Image.

Applied Neat Image to minimise noise, then Copied to new layer.
Sharpened new layer using USM, then applied cover all Layer mask.
Painted in sharpness using soft white brush.

Finallly cloned in some of missing image in foreground.
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:33 PM
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Red face Dave & Gary...

Ain't you two clever i didn't know where to start with it...

Thank you...

Legacy~
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Old 01-16-2005, 07:37 AM
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Hi everybody,

Legacy~,

If you see double now, it's only because I've merged the two Threads!!!

I agree with both, Dave and Gary ... I just corrected the colours very lightly and partly the shadows using Selective Colors.

I used Curves/Levels to further correct tone and lightly decrease contrast.

I used Neat Image (can be dowloaded free here) to fade the noise.

I created an empty Layer (blending>Color) and, with a soft brush (Opacity 30-50%) sampling from the deeper water colour, I painted over the faded water at the front.

I used USM to lightly sharpen the picture.
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:08 PM
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What do you mean "selective colors?" From the pic using the eyedropper tool?
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:18 PM
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Hi madhadd,

Welcome to RP!

I work with Photoshop and by Selective Colors I mean:

on the topbar click on "Image>Adjustments>Selective Colors"
In the dialog box that will open, you'll be able to tweak each colour separately and indipendently of all the others...
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:19 PM
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Red face Oh Wow!

Flora can you possible upload just the one you completed...I am in AWE you brought me back from a very scary looking picture...

That is absolutely lovely thank you!

Legacy
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:25 PM
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Thanks, Flora! Didn't know that about selective colors.
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