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Old 04-09-2010, 06:34 PM
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Re: blown out face help pls

My initial take on the problem was that the red channel was pretty much useless, so I loaded the red channel and used the apply image function to replace the red channel with the green. This helped make the file a bit more robust. I then copied the layer and applied the shadow/highlight adjustment. The S/H adjust added additional weight to the blown out portion.

I then greatly over sharpened the file. I added a black mask and then gradually painted sharpening to the hair, eyes and ear areas. A skin smoothing edit completed my attempt. Took about 7 minuted total.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:39 PM
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Re: blown out face help pls

Thank you for sharing new tutorials.

I use selective color then set apply image with multiply and Opacity 60%.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:00 PM
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Re: blown out face help pls

I made a mask from a green channel, applied targeted curves from a good sample, add some surface blur to couple of spots & HSL for some color correction.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:17 PM
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Re: blown out face help pls

Wow, just reading through the thread was very helpful. I may cut and paste all the answers into a document so that I can refer back to it later. All of us have this problem from time to time. So glad someone asked the questions. You guys rock!

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Old 04-10-2010, 03:20 AM
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Wow, just reading through the thread was very helpful. I may cut and paste all the answers into a document so that I can refer back to it later. All of us have this problem from time to time. So glad someone asked the questions. You guys rock!

Becky
Wow!!! Exactly were my thoughts when I read through the replies not only very helpful but very generous with the detailed explanations. My thanks to all who show an interest and replied to my thread. I too have saved every single answer in my tutorial files.

Agree the guy’s rock.



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Old 04-10-2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: blown out face help pls

So many different solutions - must try some of these myself

My solution to have a play with Shadows and highlights settings for this image on duplicate layer:
Shadows
Amount =0
Tonal width = 0
Radius =0
Highlights
Amount = 60%
Tonal Width = 34%
Radius = 88
Adjustments
Colour = 100%
Midtone Contrast = +13

Next apply quick mask to highlight area leaving rest of the image as original. Painted highlight area with skin tone nearest. Turned down the layer opacity to around 38% for this one.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:36 PM
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Re: blown out face help pls

This may sound petty and not related to the question, but I would get rid of the runny nose. It draws my eye every time I look at the image.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:37 AM
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So many different solutions - must try some of these myself

My solution to have a play with Shadows and highlights settings for this image on duplicate layer:
Shadows
Amount =0
Tonal width = 0
Radius =0
Highlights
Amount = 60%
Tonal Width = 34%
Radius = 88
Adjustments
Colour = 100%
Midtone Contrast = +13

Next apply quick mask to highlight area leaving rest of the image as original. Painted highlight area with skin tone nearest. Turned down the layer opacity to around 38% for this one.
Thank you for your detailed explainations much appreciated I shall save this one to with al the others.

cheers


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Old 04-11-2010, 02:38 AM
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This may sound petty and not related to the question, but I would get rid of the runny nose. It draws my eye every time I look at the image.
No it's not petty the runny nose will definitely go once I have a try at the blown out faces.


thanks


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Old 04-12-2010, 01:14 AM
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Re: blown out face help pls

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My initial take on the problem was that the red channel was pretty much useless, so I loaded the red channel and used the apply image function to replace the red channel with the green. This helped make the file a bit more robust. I then copied the layer and applied the shadow/highlight adjustment. The S/H adjust added additional weight to the blown out portion.
This is a great idea.
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