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Old 01-13-2008, 10:28 AM
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Looking for a tutorial

I love this tutorial for the "colorless photos" http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=255
but am wondering if there is a tutorial similar for the older color photos.

Thanks for you help!
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:35 PM
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Re: Looking for a tutorial

Hi RubyKate

Thank You.

I did intend to write a follow up tutorial for a colour picture. However there are already several tutorials on this. And I thought I would just be repeating methods.

A colour image can be treated exactly the same as a B&W to repair the luminosity.
This tutorial explains how to put the colour back once the luminosity is repaired
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=304

Here is one for repairing a severe colour cast
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=54

And here is one 'by the numbers'
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=278

Hope this helps.

If you have an image that you feel is not covered by these then please post it. We'll see what we can do.

Ken.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:31 PM
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Re: Looking for a tutorial

Ken,
Thank you for the tutorials!

I tried the Color Cast by Numbers for my photo and had problems with setting the gray point but I think the end results were still very nice!
Before:
http://rubykate.com/photos/kara.jpg

After:
http://rubykate.com/photos/kara2.jpg

Any suggestions on what else I should do?

Please let me know what you think. (Good or bad)

Kelly
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:58 PM
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Re: Looking for a tutorial

Hi Kelly

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Please let me know what you think
You Did Fine

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and had problems with setting the gray point
We all have this problem. Things which you expect to be grey (like paving stones, clouds etc) cannot always be guaranteed to be grey because they can take on colour from reflected areas. Professional photographers add a grey card to their test shots which gives them a definite grey point.

Here is a good workflow. Well worth a read.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...orkflow1.shtml

With your posted image the blue channel is damaged which is causing the yellow cast

I used channel mixer to repair it by mixing in some red and green

Channel mixer > Blue Channel
Red 26
Green 44
Blue 44

Then I added a levels adjustment
Black point > top left corner
White Point > Bottom Right Shelf
Grey Point > Girls Jacket

The girl looked a little dark so I added another selective level and slid the middle slider to 2.18

Hope this helps

Ken.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:18 PM
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Wow- you did a great job!

I will have to try the channel mixing on mine. It's amazing what you can do!

Thanks again and also thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial. I really do appreciate it!

Kelly
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:03 AM
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Hi RubyKate,

Photoshop tries to help us out, and sometimes it succeeds all on its own.

Crop the outer white part from the image - with your rectangular marquee tool make a selection in the image. I did part of the bunnies face and included your daughter's head and shoulder area in the selection - Open the levels dialogue box and hit the auto button - go back to the mask next to the levels adjustment layer and ctrl click the mask - viola! There are still some adjustments to do regarding the yellowish areas on the bunnies ears and your daughters face, but you are now in a pretty good position to fix those minor flaws.
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