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Old 11-11-2010, 02:03 PM
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Color Correction & Noise

My aunt recently sent a cd with numerous scanned family photos. I so fell in love with this photo as it is a classic 50s photo. I've "tinkered" around with photoshop and rescuing family photos for the last year and am excited to find this forum. I'm hoping to learn a lot here:-)

The original photo is really over-saturated (I think my aunt must have used the scanner's color fix) and there is some "noise" in the photo. I attempted to tone down the colors and used a filter for noise. Any suggestions on how to improve this photo?
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:48 PM
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Re: Color Correction & Noise

I think that you have done a very good job and probably kept to how the original print must have looked in the 50's.

The original shot probably around midday in very contrasty light therefore I think that it would tend to be printed with quite high saturation and contrast.

Just had a play and brought back some saturation (Too much?). Also the sky in particular looked very noisy so masked and applied surface blur.

TBH I would not say that this is an improvement over your original - just a different take on the subject
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:48 PM
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Re: Color Correction & Noise

Thanks Tony W. I went back and brought back some saturation too. I don't have the surface blur (Elements 6.0) but tried Neat Image to clean up the noisy sky. Here's take 2
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:39 AM
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Re: Color Correction & Noise

Nice job Kimbrly86

BTW Welcome to the forum
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:40 PM
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Thanks for the welcome:-) So glad that I stumbled across this forum. Lots of great stuff here!
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:41 AM
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Re: Color Correction & Noise

Nice photo, I can see where it would be worth the effort to spend some time on it.

setting a black point/running auto levels would help get rid of some of the haze.
What I did-
ACR clarity & noise reduction
grain effect (very small)
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:07 AM
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Re: Color Correction & Noise

Thanks Nasturtium. Here is my take 3 with your suggestions...I think the gas pumps have a more realistic color to them now. What do you think?

I would love to print my final photo in a bigger size but my Aunt scanned it at a low resolution:-(
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:01 PM
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Re: Color Correction & Noise

Here is my take. This link is to a larger size image, which may let you print an *acceptable* 6 x 4.

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:56 PM
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Re: Color Correction & Noise

Levels adjustment layer: adjusted each channel separately
Merged layers.
Curves adjustment for the sky only removed noise added in grain to remove artifacts, evened out sky color.
Selected the red in the gas pumps, chose select inverse so pumps were not selected.
Used photo filter underwater to cool the rest of the picture.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:32 AM
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Re: Color Correction & Noise

Thanks everyone for the suggestions and input. For fun I used my final edit (can't remember exactly what I did) and added a vintage frame. I uploaded it to my Flickr account if you care to check it out:-)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skelton...7625370744348/
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