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Offline Lynnya

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The magic blue channel
« on: November 12, 2021, 02:29:57 PM »
Hi gang.. I'm just starting on this one and just wanted to share the magic of the blue channel.. I did add a little contrast and a thin multiply layer but it was amazing coming out of the blue channel.






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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2021, 03:01:14 PM »
Wowzir! Its always fun when it works like that. Good luck.

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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2021, 07:16:09 PM »
That's pretty cool!!   :wnw:
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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2021, 07:39:38 PM »
It certainly cuts down on the restore work :)
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Offline Lynnya

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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 07:06:19 PM »
This is where I'm at with this image.. could do with some input at this point.. I get lost in the layers..



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Offline Jo Ann Snover

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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2021, 09:21:51 PM »
You're a really good way along with this one. There are some cleanup details left, but very little.

My two observations are about mouths for the kids center and right which didn't quite match what I think I see in the blue channel and I think the background would look better as a solid versus a texture. I think all the texture there is damage.

Here's my edits on your work in progress with the two mouths very slightly changed and the background made a very pale gray. If you turn this layer on and off over your image you'll see the mouth changes more easily (they're very minor, but I think those face details can make a big difference)



See what you think.
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Offline Lynnya

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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2021, 03:50:02 PM »
I think you hit the nail on the head! Thank you.  :up:
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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2021, 04:05:32 PM »
Lynnya, Great job!
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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2021, 05:41:47 PM »
Looking good Lynn. Just a couple of thoughts. Maybe a little less softening? This is really fast. Did an Auto Curves and then Dust & scratches and little bit of healing to reduce some of the damage. See what you think.



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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2021, 06:13:21 PM »
Thanks lyn..I sent in a second copy with your changes..looks better.
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Re: The magic blue channel
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2021, 04:08:57 AM »
Great job, especially pulling out the detail on the one boy!
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