So I am transforming my grandmothers wedding photos to color for her anniversary. All of them are coming out excellent except for this one. The white balance was off already because it's a copy of a copy. The others aren't as diluted from the original. I am thinking that's probably why I'm having issues.
Anyway, so you can see from the image that the white is horrid. It's alright if I don't try to reduce the brightness of the white. But then it's uber over powering the rest of the photo. I'm using a selective color adjustment layer to pull out the brightness on the white. I've also tried a brightness/contrast with a mask on them and it still gives the odd 2 tone affect on the white. So I figured I use a color blending mode and feather in the white where it shows darker, but that's not working (it worked on the red). I also tried a mask with a curve's adjustment. I'm at a stand still. Anyone have any ideas?
Oh, and if you look at the one by herself you'll see the lace pattern on the dress. I would love to get that pattern inserted on the washed out one, but I can't figure that one out.
The whites are clipped.
That means there is no information left. All values are pinned at 255-255-255. There is nothing to recover.
If you want detail and texture here, you have to make it.
»If you want detail and texture here, you have to make it.«
That could be painting, inserting parts of other images, …
Okay I figured that, but that only answers the second half very much the least of my concerns, if the details are gone they are gone.
My biggest concern is when I try to reduce the brightness of the white it has discoloration and nothing I do seems to fix the discoloration. I've tried a few things see my OP.
I wanted to solve the same thing for The My Wedding anniversary photos. I read all your problems but it is not the same as my problem. If you can get a solution then I will also get the solution for my anniversary photos.
Please post the images on this Forum.