Could someone DL and post a tiny filter for me? I can not get an account set up, I don't know why.

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by thanatoid, Feb 9, 2008.

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    thanatoid Guest

    There is a great filter available on Adobe exchange but it
    requires you to sign up. The sign-up is free and I do not
    believe you even have to prove you own any Adobe products (I do)
    but for some reason the Adobe server shuts down the connection
    when I try to set up an account. I have tried several times,
    with different browsers. Maybe it's because I'm not in the U.S.
    I don't know.

    I was wondering if there is perhaps a kind soul in this group
    who IS a member of the Adobe community and who could DL this
    filter for me and post it here. The file is only 2.5 KB.

    My guess is that is it is just a text file (a script) and can be
    posted here with no trouble - perhaps between two lines of *****
    so I can copy it exactly.

    If not, any basic little-used binaries group will do, I have
    often used "test" groups for these kinds of things. No one

    The filter is called "underwater correction", by all accounts is
    extremely clever and effective, and its URL is:

    I am not a big fan of "TIA!!!" but I will certainly be very
    grateful and express thanks to whomever helps me with this.
    thanatoid, Feb 9, 2008
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    granny Guest

    granny, Feb 10, 2008
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    thanatoid Guest

    Thank you, granny. (Your reply makes me wonder AGAIN just HOW
    many people actually use the Usenet... You may recall I was a
    [useless] part of the thread about this problem in 24hr a while
    ago - which you provided the solution for. I saved your post and
    I /finally/ got around to trying to get the filter...)

    Having the procedure explained step by step is much better too!

    Thank you VERY much for the link.
    thanatoid, Feb 10, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    It just so happens that tonight I was scanning some old slides into
    computer images. I'm using a Minolta Dimage Scan Elite slide and
    negative scanner. I'm just finishing up a project of scanning in
    hundreds of slides taken between 1964 and 1979.

    Some of the slides are images of a dive trip that I took my daughter
    on in the 70s. The image in the link is my daughter at "Sting Ray
    City" in the Cayman Islands.

    Using the tutorial linked above, I started with

    and came up with the lower image at:

    Obviously, I'm not doing something right. I was fine until Step 8)
    Make adjustments with Hue/Saturation and Color Balance.

    Looking at my results, then at the actual slide in a viewer, the water
    is a much more vivid greenish-blue in the slide. The snorkel tip is
    bright red in the slide. The diveskin on my daughter is blue and gray
    and very much like the colors in the corrected image. (The only
    colors that came out right) The fish in the background does not have
    any color in the slide...too far away for the flash to illuminate.

    When I adjust hue/saturation or color balance to get the water color,
    it affects the non-water parts of the image. The sting ray and my
    daughter turn greenish-blue. I can't get rid of that violet cast.

    Divers may want to know this: the photo was taken at about 15 feet.
    The bottom at Sting Ray City is about 30 feet. Not deep enough to get
    that blue that deeper water shots get.

    I don't expect really true color since I'm converting a slide to a
    ..jpg. (I scan and save in .psd, but convert to .jpg to post) But I'd
    like better.


    (Using Photoshop 7.0 so I can't use the CS plug-in)
    tony cooper, Feb 11, 2008
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    granny Guest

    Tony I am using PS7 also, and the action at the bottom of that page
    works fine and it covers everything up to step 7..
    On your picture I adjusted levels after running the action using the
    three eye droppers (White on snorkel tube), (Black on back of vest),
    (the gray was in the rays wing above her head and used last). After that
    a hue/saturation layer adjusting for the girl (I think I adjusted about
    all the sliders for individual colors till they looked right to me..)
    My Version of your Picture is here:
    or (if the above link is broken)
    granny, Feb 11, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    While I was still searching for the action on one of my DVD's
    Granny was about the width of an hair ahead, by posting the URL.
    Granny was faster, but at least I found it in action form on a DVD,
    and thought... 'Let's try it..:)' and here it is...

    I (obviously) only used it on the turtle because I like the water the
    way it is.
    Click on
    and then on
    'Full Size' which enlarge it slightly.
    (this is reduced from A4 size tiffs)

    I you(s) want the atn file, I can post it.

    Dave, Feb 11, 2008
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    granny Guest

    Tony, After reading your post again I realized that you wanted to keep
    the blue/green water color so I overlaid your original and masked out
    the girl and lightened the color tint on the stingers..

    Good luck and have fun with your project..
    granny, Feb 11, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    There you go. Very close to the image on the slide in a slide viewer.

    So that's the only way, hunh? Masking the diver and working with the
    water as a separate thing?

    That's fine, because the "keep factor" in this series is the fact that
    my daughter is in some images, and I'm in other images. None of the
    shots in the series are particularly good (or very good at all)
    underwater scene images. It wouldn't be worth the time to mask fish
    or coral or sea urchins to change the water color.

    You know...shifting the subject a little bit...when working with
    Photoshop and camera images there seem to be two types of images: the
    really good photo, and good because of composition and subject matter,
    and the photo that is not particular outstanding on it's own merits
    but captures a person that we want to retain an image of.

    The former seldom needs more than a minor tweak or two. The latter
    takes the most time, but the result is more important.

    In working with these old slides, I notice that I'm discarding the
    "art shots". That old, weathered Indiana barn, the rusty pump against
    a buttermilk sky, and the ornate lightning rods on the barn roof went
    out. Fun at the time to see how my "camera eye" was, but now not all
    that important.

    But I did spend time working on the shots of Annabelle the
    part-Siamese cat that died years ago but was a favorite of the kids
    when they were little, and of Quincy the stupidest, lovable mutt we've
    ever owned. That picture of the kids (now grown-ups) holding Quincy's
    puppies is poorly composed and slightly out-of-focus, but more of a
    keeper than any really good photograph.
    tony cooper, Feb 11, 2008
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