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    Color Halos

    I have been trying to get a realistic rendering of what I saw when I shot The Winthrop Eagle monument. With much effort, I have made some progress even though the shot is underexposed but perhaps the most frustrating and annoying part is the blue halo. How can I either avoid or remove it? Any other C & C?

    This was the original...

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    ... and this is as far as I could get with it. <sigh>

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    Any help would be welcomed!

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    Willie or Jiro is fine by me.

    Re: Color Halos

    method 1: Extract the statue on a separate layer then sample the color of the background and make a new layer using the background color as your fill. Bring back the statue layer and put it on top on the layer hierarchy.

    method 2: make a quick selection of the statue, copy it on a new layer (press CTRL + J). Slowly clean up the blue halo using your clone tool. This is the most time consuming part.

    method 3: open the image in ACR then use the camera profile manual color aberration correction feature. (although I think the halo was caused by the post-processing and not from the camera).

    I have to say you did a very fine job restoring the color and shine of the eagle on your pp, Frank.

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    Re: Color Halos

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    The Winthrop Eagle monument.
    My grad school Alma mater!
    I know what you mean about the color halo, I fight them as well.

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    Re: Color Halos

    To me it looks like an over-sharpening halo? Did you by any chance use a deconvolution sharpening?

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    Re: Color Halos

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    method 1: Extract the statue on a separate layer then sample the color of the background and make a new layer using the background color as your fill. Bring back the statue layer and put it on top on the layer hierarchy.

    method 2: make a quick selection of the statue, copy it on a new layer (press CTRL + J). Slowly clean up the blue halo using your clone tool. This is the most time consuming part.

    method 3: open the image in ACR then use the camera profile manual color aberration correction feature. (although I think the halo was caused by the post-processing and not from the camera).

    I have to say you did a very fine job restoring the color and shine of the eagle on your pp, Frank.
    You've done it again Willie! I used method 1 with a little touch-up from method 2 and it worked! Here is the result...

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    Thank you for the kind comments. They really help when you've spent all day beating your head against the wall! LOL

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    Re: Color Halos

    Wow! Awesome work on the edit, Frank. If you change the background, there is a lot of ways to make this image go soar high! Nice work. Congrats.

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    Re: Color Halos

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie View Post
    My grad school Alma mater!
    I know what you mean about the color halo, I fight them as well.
    Rock Hill, SC? Super! I went there yesterday for a photoshoot. This was the first shot I tried to PP. Enjoy!

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    Re: Color Halos

    Quote Originally Posted by revi View Post
    To me it looks like an over-sharpening halo? Did you by any chance use a deconvolution sharpening?

    Remco
    Hi Remco, this was actually three identical shots merged at varying Opacity rates (33%, 50%, and 100%) to reduce the noise. The originals show a slight halo but once I processed each identically in ACR (no sharpening at that point) and merged them, the halo was much more pronounced. I'm not sure what deconvolution sharpening is but after the merge I did a Capture Sharpening before starting the other adjustments.

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    Re: Color Halos

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Thank you for the kind comments. They really help when you've spent all day beating your head against the wall! LOL
    I once asked a person in a mental hospital why he hits his head on the wall. He replied, "Because it feels so good when you stop."

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