Blown Highlights retouching example

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Blown Highlights retouching example
Sep 12, 2006

A friend of mine sent me a scanned picture of her taken at a wedding.

I tried levels adjustment and tone mapping with not so good results.

So I tried to paint over the highlights on a separate layer with a picked tan color near the blown area. Darken seemed to work fine and I lowered the opacity to about 45%.

Then applied a highpass filter on top (set to soft light and masked for the highlight areas) to bring back the texture.

So here it is after asking my friend's permission to post the picture in here.

Your comments and critiques are welcome.

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