Operation Photo Rescue's Online Community | The OPR Workshop

OPR Announcements => FAQ => Topic started by: Brian N on February 05, 2016, 07:48:20 PM

Title: Comments please...
Post by: Brian N on February 05, 2016, 07:48:20 PM
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n519/alienbean/OPR/04679f05-9dea-4713-a7a0-30207d1ad40a.jpg) (http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/alienbean/media/OPR/04679f05-9dea-4713-a7a0-30207d1ad40a.jpg.html)(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n519/alienbean/OPR/3d642be9-a684-4928-9648-fd9f80e62ed8.jpg) (http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/alienbean/media/OPR/3d642be9-a684-4928-9648-fd9f80e62ed8.jpg.html)
Please comment on the restore.  My concern is the background may look dirty especially towards the top.  It seemed that way in the original but not sure if that is considered damage.  Anyway, it looks dirty to me in the after as well.  Just want to know what others think.  Appreciate any comments.

Thanks from snowy Long Island.  Brian.
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: kiska on February 06, 2016, 04:30:29 AM
It's really best to do the basic levels and curves first. I know the shirt is white.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm81/kiskaopr/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-06%20at%203.26.03%20AM_zpssqokfusz.png) (http://s294.photobucket.com/user/kiskaopr/media/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-06%20at%203.26.03%20AM_zpssqokfusz.png.html)
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Hannie on February 06, 2016, 08:00:31 AM
Nice repairs Brian, I agree with Kiska about the color of the shirt.

The "dirty" area in the upper background, if you zoom in to the area around her hair you will find some dark staining that you can clean up and that will brighten up the background.

Hannie

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/OPR/girlie_1.jpg) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/OPR/girlie_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Brian N on February 08, 2016, 05:35:48 PM
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n519/alienbean/OPR/04679f05-9dea-4713-a7a0-30207d1ad40a.jpg) (http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/alienbean/media/OPR/04679f05-9dea-4713-a7a0-30207d1ad40a.jpg.html)(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n519/alienbean/579cea7e-687f-46a3-a451-799f3da83b50.jpg) (http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/alienbean/media/579cea7e-687f-46a3-a451-799f3da83b50.jpg.html)
Thanks for the comments. Fresh pair of eyes always seems to help identify casts. So here is what I'll call final??
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Mhayes on February 08, 2016, 10:45:15 PM
Brian,

I tried to download your image from PhotoBucket, but didn't have much luck. While there is an improvement, there is noticeable red cast in both her face and hair. Also, her shirt seems to have a color cast. My guess is this what happens when you try to color correct afterwards instead of before.

Margie
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Brian N on February 13, 2016, 02:34:13 PM
Margie,

I'll have to start from scratch.  I use a calibrated display and it doesn't show a cast until I upload it.  The LAB numbers across the shirt are pretty neutral. 

Brian
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Mhayes on February 17, 2016, 11:41:55 PM
Brian,

What shows on the Web may not show true. If in doubt upload to your distributor and ask for their feedback. Having said that, it will always be in your best interest to color correct first before doing anything else.

Margie
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: philbach on February 18, 2016, 09:48:59 AM
Sometimes color gets messed up if the photo you are working with does not have an assigned color profile.  To check that in photoshop go to Edit/Color Settings and check. For web use sRGB seems to be the one to use.
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: kiska on February 18, 2016, 10:22:50 AM
Our printer, DigMyPics, uses sRGB, therefore we perform all restoration work in sRGB.
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Brian N on March 05, 2016, 04:24:22 PM
(http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n519/alienbean/OPR/8f605f18-e152-4ce9-b5cc-f71272579686.jpg) (http://s1137.photobucket.com/user/alienbean/media/OPR/8f605f18-e152-4ce9-b5cc-f71272579686.jpg.html)

I'd like to think things are looking better now.  Comments?

Thanks,
Brian
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Hannie on March 06, 2016, 04:26:26 AM
Brian, it look great!
Did you make any changes to your monitor settings?

 :up2:

Hannie
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Brian N on March 06, 2016, 09:49:09 AM
What I ended up doing is using proof setup to adjust things using sRGB which makes me think something might not be working as far as my calibration hardware.  Something I'm going to have to dig into.  Thanks for the comments and support.

Brian
Title: Re: Comments please...
Post by: Candice on March 21, 2016, 11:57:56 PM
The family will love it!