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OPR Workshop Information Exchange => Photoshop Discussion => Topic started by: Lynnya on October 11, 2016, 01:32:51 PM

Title: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Lynnya on October 11, 2016, 01:32:51 PM
These lovely people are having lunch.. feedback always appreciated..

original
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gPVcfp2/0/L/i-gPVcfp2-L.jpg)
 Color corrected using channel mixer then tested it out with levels and curves.. I brightened it a tad..

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gwjzJBj/0/L/i-gwjzJBj-L.jpg)
cleaned up the walls and spots - (is there a magic wand to clean walls?) bumped up the brightness and contrast just a tiny bit.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-BcH4KWX/0/L/i-BcH4KWX-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Beth on October 11, 2016, 02:58:54 PM
I love it!
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Shadow on October 11, 2016, 03:11:38 PM
Beautiful Lynn! Wonder about maybe leaving the handwritten names at the bottom?
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Lynnya on October 11, 2016, 03:37:51 PM
Yeah I usually do actually Lyn.. I had two thoughts... I can put 'em back.. or someone in the family can write em in.. maybe Margie will want them in.
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Mhayes on October 11, 2016, 03:40:43 PM
Lynnya, I would put the writing back in as it has meaning for the photo. I think your restore looks great, but wonder about the 3rd woman from your right. I think the lightness below her waist and by her arm is water damage.

Margie
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Lynnya on October 11, 2016, 03:49:12 PM
Will fix tomorrow .. Thanks Margie..Just a thought... the white around the edge is not bright white.. I was going to fill with the same white that is in the image to preserve the writing.. is that o.k.?
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Hannie on October 11, 2016, 04:19:15 PM
Another way to add the writing back in and at the same time keep the white edge at 255:

- make rectangular selection of the written tekst (in original image)
- create new file, paste selection
- add levels layer
- move outer sliders towards each other until white is 255 and writing looks satisfactory, experiment
- now paste as a new layer in your WIP

Hope this helps,

Hannie
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Lynnya on October 11, 2016, 04:32:10 PM
Oh Hannie!! Brilliant..that's what I'll do..than you!
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Lynnya on October 12, 2016, 09:14:56 AM
Here is my WIP .. I'm thinking it might be close if not final? Any feedback appreciated. I took Hannie's advice and cut and pasted the original text onto my new margin, then I just slid the levels adjustment as far as I dare without losing the writing.. hope it looks ok. I've noticed that things often look different in the forum, I can see more faults.. I bumped up the brightness and contrast a little less than before.. I also took the good part of her skirt ctrl J to another layer, hid it then painted back in the good..

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZPzMMjj/0/L/i-ZPzMMjj-L.jpg)

Do you think it needs more brightness?
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Shadow on October 12, 2016, 10:48:39 AM
Looks very good Lynn. You are right about uploads ... suspect it has something to do with compression artifacts. Does make you go back and give your original another good once over! Skirt looks great.
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Lynnya on October 12, 2016, 11:10:11 AM
Thanks Lyn.. Let's see what Margie says.. I wished I could have gotton the text a little darker but I couldn't do it.. tried everything.. Hannie's way worked best. I'm waiting on another restore... another doozy  ;D but there is always do much help from you guys I'm getting braver  :hug:
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Beth on October 12, 2016, 01:01:59 PM
To make the lettering darker, add a new layer and change it to overlay or soft light. Then brush over the letters with black. It will bring the letters out.
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Lynnya on October 12, 2016, 01:29:37 PM
Thanks Beth.. I totally forgot that! and... I was just this morning doing a tutorial with Deke Mcclelland on masking and he used overlay to paint black around his white mask without affecting the white.. overlay protected the whites.. you'd a thought I might have remembered that? duh Thanks it looks a bit darker.. enough anyway.. I also duplicated the new layer to darken it up a bit more.. thanks dearie  :hug:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-T2srJFt/0/L/i-T2srJFt-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Beth on October 12, 2016, 02:30:40 PM
 :hug:  Back at ya'
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Mhayes on October 13, 2016, 01:03:39 AM
Lynn, I think if looks great and nice to see the writing back. I know for me that if I don't do something very often I forget. That's why I like to have a folder under Bookmarks>OPR Forum.

Margie
Title: Re: Margies Forum - Vicarage Luncheon...
Post by: Shadow on October 13, 2016, 08:35:59 PM
You knocked another one of the park!