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Old 01-03-2008, 06:35 AM
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Can anyone advise and help me?

I have been trying to lighten this pic, but I can lighten the face and background but her hair and jacket are still dark, then if you keep lightening the pic it starts to look faded and horrible. Would anyone know a good plugin that might help or anything else would be greatful. thanks

Also I have tried to colour this pic with not much success too, it generally looks like what you have done and coloured a black and white pic, again any ideas would be great
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:30 AM
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Re: Can anyone advise and help me?

I used a curves adjustment layer then added a bit of color.
Spent just a couple of minutes but it can be done.
Needs a bit more work on the face.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:05 PM
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Re: Can anyone advise and help me?

Here's my try ... don't look at the masking job too close.

http://www.andreasresch.at/upload/Colorize.jpg

Take care ... Andreas.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:22 PM
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Re: Can anyone advise and help me?

What software are you using.. so we can offer specific help.

Here is a sepia version..

Removed Pic per rules!

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Old 01-03-2008, 02:36 PM
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Re: Can anyone advise and help me?

I used 2 steps.

1. Shadow Highlight to adjust highlights and shadows.
2. A Selective Color adjustment layer, select blacks, absolute and run the black slider all the way to the right.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:18 PM
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Re: Can anyone advise and help me?

I used shadow/highlight to open up hair & jacket a little and added color with hue/saturation using colorize and selective masking.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:57 PM
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Re: Can anyone advise and help me?

Sorry to be a party pooper...


http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/faq..._copyright_faq

Celebrity images or random images from Google or anywhere else on the internet cannot be posted unless explicit permission from both the photographer and the subject has been obtained.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:18 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up Bill
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:17 AM
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Re: Can anyone advise and help me?

Hi,


a big thank you to everyone who has helped with the pics,

I'm sorry about the copyright and permission bit of pics
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