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    I am in dire straits here. I have tried everything to rejuvenate this image. I think what I am seeing is a light green colour cast but who knows if my eyse are playing tricks.

    Any point in the right direction would be grateful and tips for fixing the photo using PS 6 or 7 would be best as that is what I am using.

    I have attached the file.

    Thank you in advance.
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  • #2
    Gosh this is a toughie - I have replaced channels, channel mixed and all sorts of other tricks, but so far to no avail. It's almost as if there is not enough colour information to recover. Will keep trying though (I presume you want to steer clear of hand colouring?)

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    • #3
      I only had about 15 minutes to work on this before rushing off to work, so I hope you can get an idea of where to head from here.

      Here's what I did:

      Adjusted color balance & levels (used adjustment layers for these)

      Did some hand coloring (see the tutorial)

      Did a quick vignette (also a tutorial for this)



      I only worked on the face, hair and coveralls, but you can clean up the rest of it using the same methods.
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      • #4
        Jakaleena that is great thank you for that.

        Just a question did you isolate each area before adjusting?

        (I don't do too much on the colour side of things and I am doing some heavy duty practicing).

        Many thanks again.

        Katie

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        • #5
          Great job as usual Jak.

          Bob

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          • #6
            I did the oval "cropping" first to isolate the colors in the child, then went to CMYK mode and adjusted levels using each of the colors individually, then back to RGB and did some minor adjustments in levels again there. Went to selective color (image, adjust, selective color) and did some changes there (using absolute radio button). It's not to my liking yet as there are some blocky pixellated areas in the forehead and that straight edge of color to the left of the child, but that can be fixed. Maybe on your original you have more detail and can get a better result with these ideas.
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            • #7
              Good job you two. Very attractive Jak. Blacknight I like the way that you have not coloured it and have rescued as much as you could. I had no joy - I resorted to handcolouring some parts, but hair and background remained problematic. Well done.

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              • #8
                Re: Can anybody assist please

                Originally posted by katie
                I am in dire straits here. I have tried everything to rejuvenate this image. I think what I am seeing is a light green colour cast but who knows if my eyse are playing tricks.

                Any point in the right direction would be grateful and tips for fixing the photo using PS 6 or 7 would be best as that is what I am using.

                I have attached the file.

                Thank you in advance.
                Hy Katie,
                I retouched your picture,probably the worst picture I've ever seen.
                It hasn't been too much easy, I hope you like it.
                Bye Massimo.
                P.S. Sorry 4 my bad english

                Notes:
                I used b\w point with the curves' tool.
                I selected some part of the picture so I was able to balance the colors separetely.
                I also used all the tools for color balancement and levels too.
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                • #9
                  I worked only on tone. This took about 5 minutes.

                  First I duplicated the image, set blend mode to 'multiply'
                  I liked it, but wanted more, so I duplicated the multiplied layer
                  Flattened (optional, probably should have left it unflattened)
                  Added levels adjustment layer
                  Added color balance adjustment layer
                  Added gradient map adjustment layer
                  Added curves adjustment layer

                  If I was going to finish this, I'd probably add some red highlights to his face, and color his jumper, both via color blend layers. I'd consider a new background by adding a layer mask to the original image and putting a new bg behind it.
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                  Learn by teaching
                  Take responsibility for learning

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by katie
                    Jakaleena that is great thank you for that.

                    Just a question did you isolate each area before adjusting?

                    (I don't do too much on the colour side of things and I am doing some heavy duty practicing).

                    Many thanks again.

                    Katie
                    You're welcome!

                    On the first step (adjustments) it was to the entire image. The hand coloring was done by selecting specific parts

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                    • #11
                      Wow, the feedback you have all given me is fantastic.

                      Now down to learning a new technique. Colourisation. I have been avoiding it successfully but now some serious practice needs to take place.

                      Thank you all for your help and your attempts at the picture, it is great to receive such assistance. I have learnt quite a bit.


                      Kind regards,

                      Katie

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                      • #12
                        Here's my version Katie....WOW this was tough!!!
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                        • #13
                          Damn your talent! you all make me angry - Ken, really nice version and Doug you are about where I got to, natural but not a finished article, however you can be smug that you only spent 5 mins, not hours - Kafir nice job, seems no end of talent around here these days

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                          • #14
                            I'm with Mike, I spent hours and got no where. Well actually I got somewhere, but not where I wanted to be. In the process I learned some things so it wasn't a total loss.

                            You've all done such a good job, Congrats!

                            Margaret

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                            • #15
                              After your submissions , i don't even want to try they are so good..
                              5 - 15 mins is a time that I need only to think what should i do

                              good luck Katie with this one, hope you will post finished work

                              Jakaleena rules

                              foreigner

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