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OT: Post Adjustment Request #1
Old 10-23-2004   #1
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OT: Post Adjustment Request #1

Got a photo from your RF camera all scanned and don't think it's "all that it could be", or maybe you're questioning your own post-processing decisions and want to see what other take on your scan would/could be?

It's not intended for people that are already very well versed in photoshop but rather for the people that still feel that post-processing is full of options that are confusing and too complex.

Anyone taking the posted photo and uploading a processed version of it is asked to also indicate the steps that were taken in the post processing so that this can be fun AND educating

If this sounds like interesting to anyone then post as raw a possible your scan here and let's see what others can do with your photo :-)

Let's just post ONE photo in this thread (first one get's the slot).
If anyone else thinks it's a fun idea you can always post another thread with YOUR photo (hence this thread being called #1).

Now...who will be brave enough to post the first photo for others to have a stab at.
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Old 10-23-2004   #2
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Angela, from the local hospital's Physical Therapy section, who has assisted with treatment to my injured left knee. The thing she's holding is claimed to be an educational aid but I suspect it's a voodoo doll -- see the condition of the left knee and the grimace of agony!

Photo is straight from the processing lab, the middle of the three scan sizes supplied. I've made no changes at all to the scan.
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Doug - tough photo as not much was 'wrong' with it.

Here is my quick take on it.

Adjustments made;
1) Sized down a bit
2) Slight crop to get rid of doorknob
3) Slight unsharp
4) Removed a bit red (desaturated the red channel)

Would love to see others take on Doug's photo
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Old 10-24-2004   #4
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Looks better, Rich! :-) Glad to de-emphasize that red... FWIW she's quite tall, close to 6' and moves well. Nice gal too, definitely a pleasant influence in the place.
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and no wedding ring...come to think of it, MY knee is kinda sore too...

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OK, what still bothers me on the photo(after rich's correction) is the hand of her, the right hand. I tried to do something about it but did not manage too well(i suck in photoshop). Two things about it: one is, the abrupt change of skin colour at the wrist (some burn-in helped this a bit but not much), from greenish-yellowish to more magenta. I dodged the upper, darker region of the arm, and the increased the burn tool size to cover the full arm+hand and burned it in a bit, this way it's somewhat more uniform(but got a bit murky, unsmooth skin on the arm)
The second thing, the pullover is so black, the hand/arm seems to hang there in the air without any support. This i couldn't help at all (dodging the pullover resulted in just noise).

I also burned in the hotspot on her front and lighter skin on her right shoulder a bit, and the skeleton chest and hip, there were a tad too bright. And i lowered the "master" saturation to -18 from Rich's version, but that's just my taste

She has gorgeous eyes... (i did not touch those, they were perfect!)
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ummmm...here she is
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I used adjustment layers.

Levels 5, 1.46, 217
Saturation -22
Color balance -5 red

A little burning on the shoulder, wrist and skeleton

Downsize and Unsharp Mask at 49%, radius 1.0 pixels

I think that was all.
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Gordon, I like your colour adjustment a lot.
How did you get to the -5 conclusion? Looks really good.
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Rich -- It was too red so, in Color Balance (adjustment layers), I slid the cyan/red slider back and forth. I find it helps to go too far in both directions. (Then you know what you don't want!) I move the slider back and forth less and less until it looks right. A sort of centering. Does that make sense? Then I just read the little boxes as to what it was. I just read the boxes for this exercise. I use the centering method to determine the "correct" hue. "Correct" is a very subjective term in color balance!
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here's my adj.
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