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Old 02-12-2005, 05:25 PM
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Restoration newbie needing simple help

Hi,

Can one of you kind souls please point me in the direction of a tutorial or info on doing the simple task of correcting underexposure.

Typical Mum I took lots of photos at my sons first Nativity but too far away for the flash to help.

Give me a plant and a Macro lens anyday
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Old 02-12-2005, 05:47 PM
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Talking Hi Mom...my

Hi Mom!

http://powerretouche.com/Exposure_pl...l.htm#tutorial

Try this one.

Other sites may come up soon i am new to photoshop too so just getting around the program, but i saw this last week and it looks interesting.
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Old 02-12-2005, 05:50 PM
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Red face Freebies?

http://www.chainstyle.com/freebies.html

This as scripts for PS that you might be interested in looking at.
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:24 AM
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Hi Tezzcan, it depends on the level of underexposure. If you can post an image, we can give you better advice on the action to take.
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:06 AM
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OK but no laughing I can take better shot than this, honest!

Aswell as being under exposed there is a yellow tinge, there was no use using a flash as it would have just bounced back of the person in front, and to far away anyway.
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:23 AM
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Talking I am guessing...

That the angels should be in white not yellow...I think the picture you uploaded as been over enlarged as some of the pixels look too stretched but i have done my best, I took out the yellow in the image/adjust/hue/satu then i added a overlay of white, i do things alittle differently than others, i just try to get it the best i can do, i don't follow any rules. (Tutorials).
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:28 AM
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Talking Oh...

One more thing, i am assuming you blanked out the two girls faces on the picture, well there is actually a better way of doing that, why not fuzz up the whole of the background instead of just the kids faces, it would look so much nicer. Then have the little boy as in centre stage...Like this for example.
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Old 02-13-2005, 09:40 AM
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Ooh thanks I will give that a try later
Only Fuzzed out the girls as I don't like uploading photos of other peoples kids without asking first
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:47 AM
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Hi, had a go with your picture. Not only is it underexposed, but because of the fact that you have used flash, there has been a colour shift as well. Therefore I applied a levels adj layer for colour correction and also fine tuned with a colour balance adj layer. Finally, as the image had a lot of noise, I ran it through Neat Image.
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Old 02-13-2005, 05:04 PM
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Hi everybody,

tezzcan,

Welcome to RP!

... In my opinion, the JPG artifacts were the worse problem in your picture...

What I did is:

Run Levels on each Channel individually to correct colour and contrast a bit.

I used Selective Colors to further improve the colours.

I used Dust&Scratches and Neat Image to minimize the noise. (Neat Image can be downloaded free here ).

I lightly blurred and desaturated the 'background'.

Used USM to improve contrast and sharpness.

Gary, Legacy~,

great jobs!!!
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