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Old 04-25-2009, 04:12 PM
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Re: Dark and noisy wedding photo

Here is mine. Main thing was I started in 16 bit mode and used apply image set to lumanocity with the red channel.
Btw if you use the red channel you have a decent bw.
Only thing I can suggest is use another photo and take the mans eyes from that and replace them.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:32 AM
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Re: Dark and noisy wedding photo

I used the red channel removed some of the noise, Hand colored using gradients and replaced the background. Hope u like
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:14 PM
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Re: Dark and noisy wedding photo

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Here is mine. Main thing was I started in 16 bit mode and used apply image set to lumanocity with the red channel.
Btw if you use the red channel you have a decent bw.
Only thing I can suggest is use another photo and take the mans eyes from that and replace them.
Thanks for playing with this one! I like how that turned out. I forgot that I should try it in 16-bit. Thanks for the tips! I'll see how I can put them to use.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:50 PM
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Re: Dark and noisy wedding photo

Here's what I did - thanks much for posting this. It was fun to play with.

Took it into Lab and used the lightness component of a curve to set - roughly - the black, white, and gray points (love OlBaldy's method for pegging the 50% gray point. Thanks, OB!). That move took care of the overall hazy look. Then used the a and b components to neutralize your tux and shirt. The other colors were still pretty funky at this stage. Back in rgb, I ran Topaz denoise at .8 strength. Any semi-mild de-noise step should work here. Image now less noisy, but still funky-colored.

From this point on, I emulated Flora, using masked curves, selective color, and hue/sat adjustment layers to tweak the skin tones and background color. Workflow is in second attachment. Finished off with Topaz sharpen at default settings and addition of a little noise.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:02 PM
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Re: Dark and noisy wedding photo

Very nice Lurch. I bet that sleeve was tough. You got the yellow out without making it grey and you can see the skin tone underneath.
Will you come do my laundry?
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:11 AM
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Re: Dark and noisy wedding photo

Thanks, crazy. Actually, the sleeve was pretty easy in Lab - just a matter of picking the right adjustment points. The faces were another matter. Those took a bit of fiddling.

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:21 PM
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Re: Dark and noisy wedding photo

here is my try, i used selective color adjustment, desaturation, reduce noise filter etc.
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