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Offline coopmj

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Mom, I wanna horse :)
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:54:22 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Please put your eagle eyes to work and let me know what still needs correcting.  Thanks!!

Mary

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Offline Jo Ann Snover

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Re: Mom, I wanna horse :)
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 09:50:12 PM »
I think you've done a grand job on the damage and my suggestion is about trying to recover some of the nearly-blown highlights, something like this:



I added two Curves Adjustment layers. The first was set to multiply blend mode with a black mask. I then painted in lighter & darker shades of gray on the very bright areas and blurred the mask to soften edges more. The other curves adjustment layer was to add a little contrast overall (an S curve).

See what you think. You can tell you've darkened too much when you get a flat gray instead of the colors jumping back. You can Shift Click on the black mask of the multiply blend mode layer to see what's possible - the truly blown areas will stay blown even with everything around them darkening.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 11:10:48 AM by Jo Ann Snover »
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Re: Mom, I wanna horse :)
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 11:43:17 AM »
Awesome--thank you Jo Ann!  I'll see what I can do (and I'm going to start a folder with all your suggestions)! :up:

Mary

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Re: Mom, I wanna horse :)
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 09:23:04 AM »
With Jo Ann's tips it'll blow it away Mary.. great job :up:
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Re: Mom, I wanna horse :)
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 11:34:56 AM »
Really nice cleanup Mary. Yep. Jo Ann's tips will put it over the top.