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Tutorial: Photoshop Restoration of Old Photos II. Coloring of complex, multifaceted parts.

Photoshop tutorial Photo restoration. In the last tutorial I covered how you can use simple methods, color / balance, to add color to black and white photography. What should you do if you come across complex, multi-faceted objects such as wood, leaves, twigs, etc? Restoring each object individually takes a lot of time.

In this tutorial I will use a famous photograph of Lyudmila Pavlyuchenko (Lady Death). She is regarded as the most successful female sniper in history

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Photoshop tutorial Photo restoration

STEP 1.

Layer- New
1. Face + Hands
2. Uniform
3. Rifle
4. Camouflage cloak
5. Forest
Divide the picture into layers. Use tools like

Quick Mask (Q), Brush Tool (B), Eraser Tool (E).

STEP 2.

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Each layer of paint can have the "color/balance" feature applied to it. I will not elaborate further here, because it was a topic covered in the last tutorial.

image - Adjustments - color / balance (Shadows, Midtones, Highlights)

STEP 3.

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Select the layer "Forest."
Image - Adjustments  - selective color

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Image - Adjustments - selective color

STEP 4.

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Here I used the tool:
Sponge Tool (O) 15-40%
Blue - Desaturate
Red - Saturate

STEP 5.

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Layer - New - Blend Mode - Overlay
Add color, Brush Tools.
Brush Tool (B) 10-25%
I usually use three colors: blue, red, and orange. There is no template, so change the color to blend mode. I repeat this action several times until the desired result is achieved.

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Here is the layer in "normal mode."

STEP 6.

tutorial photoshopOnce again, edit the layer “Forest.” Use a variety of tools:

Image  - Adjustments - selective color, color/balance, brightness / contrast, saturation, etc.
This is not an exact science and I cannot give the exact parameters. It all depends on your taste and sense of color.

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Restoration Before and After

I spent five or ten minutes to recover  Autumn Woods.

Bonus: Lyudmila Pavlyuchenko

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Trailer. "Battle for Sevastopol" 2015