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Thomas, if you don't mind me pressing you for a bit more advice, how would you get rid of the excess blue, for example in 103 and 136? I'm new to the exceedingly complicated Photoshop, but would you apply a filter? Or use "curves"? Or some other technique.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:50 pm 
Steve,

If the entire image has a bluish cast, it is probably a White Balance issue.
If you took the image in jpeg you can fix it by adjusting the saturation of the blue channel. In Photoshop Elements I also have a menu item named "Remove Color Cast". If I point the color picker to an area in the image that should be white (or neutral gray) it will automatically adjust the image to remove the cast. I tried it on your picture #103 and it worked pretty well. Let me know if you want me to post the result...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:49 am 
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Unfortunately I was so frustrated by the complexity of Photoshop that I today work only with CaptureNX and Paintshop Pro.
CaptureNX has two super-easy ways to kill the blueish cast:
(a) Similar to Darrin's "color-picker" you point a special tool to a reagion that you think should be a neutral grey and it immediately changes the hue of the complete picture. This is a little picky and depents on the point you place it.
(b) You have access to the same (and finer) adjustments that you can do in-camera with the WB.
Other than (a) and (b) there are numerous "hue-adjustment" tools to make the cast warmer or colder in both software.
But beware the correction should be done lightly. We are talking about a cast not a major discoloration!

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Thanks both of you for replying. Actually I've sort of puzzled this one out for myself, although I agree Thomas that Photoshop is exceedingly complicated. After messing around with both "curves" and "levels" I've found a number of ways to deal with the problem, although like you say its easy to get carried away and adjust an image too much, making it look artificial.

Thanks for your help! Darrin if you wish to post the image thats great, I can compare your corrections to mine which is always interesting. If not though don't worry.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:20 pm 
Steve, here's a quick take on your image:

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It took less than 2 minutes in Photoshop Elements 5:
- remove color cast
- levels + shadows
- sharpening for local contrast enhancement
- edge sharpening

Since I was not there I'm not sure how close this is to what you saw :wink:

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Thanks Darrin, looks like good work!

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