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Old 06-07-2005, 09:18 PM
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Over exposed picture

Hi all! My mom gave me these pictures of her when she was little and wanted me to fix them up. My only problem is that this particular picture is too light and when I try to lighten it up it doesn't look right. I attached before and after with only adjusting the tone of it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Old 06-07-2005, 09:23 PM
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Sorry that they are so big, their not that big in photoshop.
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:24 PM
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just as a quick reply, without actually pulling your picture and playing with it a bit, try adding some rather strong contrast filtering. this shld compensate for the washed out effect. that would be a first step.

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Old 06-08-2005, 12:18 AM
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Hi Jen, try copying the image onto a new layer, set the blend method to multiply, now duplicate this layer till the image has a bit more body to work with.
Now apply a levels or curves adj layer to up contrast.

Any further improvement will need some hand touching with local curves adjustments or dodge and burn adjustments.

Below is your image after a few multiply layers and a general levels adjustment.

Hope this gives you a start, best of luck with your restore.
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Old 06-08-2005, 05:32 AM
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Here is another way to get you started. Duplicate background layer, apply image>adjustments>equalize. Adjust opacity, I used about 80.
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Old 06-08-2005, 02:17 PM
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Thanks for your input. I'll start working on it when it cools down in here. I'm for ohio and it is about 90 + in my house right now.

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Old 06-08-2005, 03:41 PM
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i took a look at this in psp 7. this is one using just the histogram adjustment tool. i dont recall the exact settings, but what you want is to move the curved line over to the right over to where the image graph is showing data. if you need the exact settings, i can prolly retrieve them. just play with it a bit.

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Old 06-08-2005, 10:00 PM
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oK what do you guys think? I set the layer to multiply and dublicated it 4 times. Then i think i added a level Adjustment layer and set the white and black points. Then i put it through the neat image filter and did some cloning.

I don't have 7.0 so i couldn't use the histogram tool.

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Old 06-08-2005, 10:31 PM
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pretty good jenjen. wish there was a way to bring out those faces more, but couldnt find much detail when i split out the color channels. you certainly got it cleaner.

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Old 06-09-2005, 10:44 PM
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Ok here is the deal. I guess there is 2 versions of this photo. She want just one picture of everyone together. So this version here (2nd) I couldn't fix it because it lost too much info where it was light. So I copy and paste the far right onto the other. The problem is that I can't get it to look natural. Any tricks that I don't know about? I'm using PS 6.0. Thanks!

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