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Author Topic: Trio  (Read 1138 times)

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Trio
« on: April 03, 2020, 08:24:42 PM »
Hey gang. Easing back into things. See anything in need of attention or tweaking?  Thanks for the extra eyes.  :)





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Re: Trio
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 10:43:08 PM »
 :up2:

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Re: Trio
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 07:48:48 AM »
Well it started out as a blurry photo and it still is.   Maybe doing this will help.  Maybe not.
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•Copy the layer and use overlay as blending mode which will increase the contrast
•Then to this overlay layer use photoshop filter/other/Hi Pass and dial that some
•Add a layer mask to this layer and fill the mask with black.
•Paint white on the mask around the facial features and various edges.
•Adjust opacity of that layer as needed
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Sometimes sharpening like that helps.   
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Re: Trio
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2020, 05:36:37 PM »
Thanks Athol. Will give your tip a try Phil. Thanks.

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Re: Trio
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 01:12:55 AM »
Shadow, nice work. As stated you are stuck with a blurry photo. Phil has some good suggestions, but the problem with using filters is that once it goes to QC and if it needs any tweaking, it is impossible to undo some of the filters. There is also under Filter a Sharpen Edges, but you can't go there either as no Sharpening allowed. If QC wants to, that's okay.

I took your original you posted and I wish I could have got rid of your dropper points, but I couldn't. What I like about a B/W photo with the border is that is what I use to determine the white. In this case it didn't work out as expected, so I masked and added the white border (got carried away) and then painted back in the date.  Here's what I did to make the picture pop and it is something that Katrin Eismann had in her Third Edition of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching. It is something I have used before, but always with color. Since this is a B/W it still shows channels as the mode is still sRGB. After I did the border, I copied that layer. I then went to channels and held down the Ctrl/Cmd  key and clicked on the RGB channel. When you do that you will see the isolated luminosity areas. Change your layer mode to Soft Light and now do a Ctl/Cmd J to duplicate that layer. Now go back to your layers and I duplicate that layer 2 more times. Yes, still blurry, but it has popped the contrast.




Here is yours doing the same thing. When I compare mine is more bluish. See what you think.




« Last Edit: April 05, 2020, 01:30:25 AM by Mhayes »
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Re: Trio
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 04:52:24 PM »
Thanks Margie!

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Re: Trio
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 07:17:02 PM »
Here we are with Margie's magic. Cool trick Margie  :up:



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Re: Trio
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 11:10:14 PM »
You nailed it Shadow. Looks great!  :up:
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Re: Trio
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 06:30:29 AM »
Nicely Done.  Much Better.
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Re: Trio
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 04:49:30 PM »
Many thanks Margie and Phil.  :)

Phil, here's your technique on a pic loving sister sent to me. I like how you can use the mask and opacity to really tweak the effect. Thanks again.
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Re: Trio
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 09:25:48 PM »
Thanks.  Its similar to what Margie suggested.  Overlay and Softlight blending modes both increase contrast.  Overlay is more harsh.  Well it made your long horn's hair look better.  Ha.
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