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Old 07-06-2010, 10:01 AM
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How to tackle this?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/...b1548d2aa1.jpg

Is DnB sufficient?

I tried using it but it has some weird color cast. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:41 AM
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Re: How to tackle this?

clone, heal, then D&B
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:36 AM
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Re: How to tackle this?

I gave it a try like this:
1. separate frequencies with radius 6
2. smudge (normal/darken/lighten) & localised median the low frequency
3. spot heal (content aware (cs5) a'la Mister Monday) the high frequency
4. small contrast curve on HF
5. merged (bad form I know, but I do it all the time)
6. separate frequencies with radius 3
7. some more of 2&3

now its ready for traditional D&B imo, then some colour fixes.

It took longer to write this, than it did to do steps 1-7
Hope it helps.

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Old 07-06-2010, 11:46 AM
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Re: How to tackle this?

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I gave it a try like this:
1. separate frequencies with radius 6
2. smudge (normal/darken/lighten) & localised median the low frequency
3. spot heal (content aware (cs5) a'la Mister Monday) the high frequency
4. small contrast curve on HF
5. merged (bad form I know, but I do it all the time)
6. separate frequencies with radius 3
7. some more of 2&3

now its ready for traditional D&B imo, then some colour fixes.

It took longer to write this, than it did to do steps 1-7
Hope it helps.

--Shift Studio
Thanks! But how do I do number 2?

Is the smudge really required? I tried with the median only (since i dont get the smudge part) and it kinda worked.

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Old 07-06-2010, 11:59 AM
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Re: How to tackle this?

# 2, is about smoothing the tones into a soft, flowing area. You can do it directionally using the smudge tool set to about 60% strength and 50% hardness. Just push the colours around. Set the tool blending to lighten or darken for more control. Also by 'localised median' I meant select and use the 'median' filter. You can go pretty far here. You can use gaussian blur with masking, also 'dust and scratches' for more control or probably some others too.

This is destroying the original pixels I suppose, so purists may shake their fingers.
Anyways, the texture/high frequency is safe on the layer above.

okay?

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Old 07-06-2010, 12:11 PM
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# 2, is about smoothing the tones into a soft, flowing area. You can do it directionally using the smudge tool set to about 60% strength and 50% hardness. Just push the colours around. Set the tool blending to lighten or darken for more control. Also by 'localised median' I meant select and use the 'median' filter. You can go pretty far here. You can use gaussian blur with masking, also 'dust and scratches' for more control or probably some others too.

This is destroying the original pixels I suppose, so purists shake their fingers.
Anyways, the texture/high frequency is safe on the layer above.

okay?

-shift studio
Ok got it! This is the first time I'll be using smudge.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:16 PM
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Re: How to tackle this?

I'm sure most people don't use it in this way, I just like the directional aspect of it. It takes a bit of practise.
Good luck!

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Old 07-06-2010, 01:46 PM
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Re: How to tackle this?

Shift,
Could you post a screen shot of your layers pallette?

k
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:29 PM
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Shift,
Could you post a screen shot of your layers pallette?

k
I didn't save the .psd....
I suppose I could quickly fake it for you.
here it is:
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