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    Hi, I am restoring old photos. I have one that was scanned from a negative and another from a print (same person, same time, almost same location). The scan from the film came out great, however the print has an overall brown that I cannot seem to adjust for properly. It appears the browning is more in the darker areas than the lighter areas. Effectively I need a different white balance for the darks, mids and lights. I have lightroom CC and Photoshop CC and after a great deal of experimentation have not found an approach that has worked so far. Any ideas?

    BTW, some prints I have there are no negatives for hence the question.

    I have attached the two scans for reference.

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  • #2
    Re: Overall browning of photo

    How about adjusting color manually using masks?

    What you got right now is pretty good anyway, so you might not even need to do that.


    • #3
      Re: Overall browning of photo

      Hi Skookbey, adjusting via luminosity masks is a thought. I will look into that on the weekend, it is a workflow I am not used to. I believe there are Actions out there that give me a variety of masks automatically which may help. I was hoping there was one of those thousand hidden features in PS where it would be simpler.


      • #4
        Re: Overall browning of photo

        I am yet to encounter a "hidden feature". :P


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