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Lori Restored
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d_kendal



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Registered: February 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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I haven't tried a challenge or a photo restorations in a while, so I gave this one a try. Using PS 7 here's what i did: (as much as I can remember anyway, I always end up trying various things then end up trying to figure out what i did)
1. Cropped out the black edge.

2. Used the dust and scratches filter

3. LOTS and lots of cloning.

4. some dodging and burning around the eyes and various other parts of the face.

5. duped layer, and applied gaussian blur.

6. lowered opacity of blur layer and erased over important details so they'd show through.

7. Curves adjustment

8. cropped and resized.

when I was working on it, my aim the whole time was to try and be true to the original as much as I possibly could.

- David
· Date: 12/4/2002 · Views: 5120 · Filesize: 25.4kb, 132.8kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1144 ·
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phili1

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Registered: March 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 237
12/4/2002 9:10am

Kendal really super job, you really kept her look, Id be interested in how you did the face. The only thing I could comment on is the pearls, make then white and you have a winner.
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BeauxDog
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Registered: November 2002
Location: Tennessee
12/4/2002 2:17pm

A very nice restoration.

I do find it a little bit flat, though, mainly because her skin tone and the background are very close. Slightly increasing the contrast on her and lightening the background might make her stand out.

Otherwise, this one will be hard to beat.
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d_kendal

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Registered: February 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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12/4/2002 2:19pm

Phili,
For the face, it was almost all just carefull clone work with a wide range of brushes and opacities, but I also used the dodge and burn tools quite a bit around the eyes.
Thanks!

- David
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d_kendal

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Registered: February 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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12/4/2002 2:30pm

Hi BeauxDog,
thanks, that's a very good suggestion about the contrast, I'll have to try that out.

- David
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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
Posts: 790
12/4/2002 6:50pm

Well done, David. I didn't even attempt this because of all the wrinkles...good job getting them out. I agree that it could use a bit of contrast...try autolevels first for a quick fix...fading back a bit.

Phyllis
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Wanda Schwind
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Registered: January 2002
Location: Ohio
12/4/2002 8:38pm

Hey, David, wonderful. This one was rough and you did a commendable job. The clone tool is one of my favorite tools
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KenB

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Michigan
Posts: 186
1/5/2003 12:33am

Very nice job on this one.

Ken
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d_kendal

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Registered: February 2002
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1/5/2003 3:36am

thanks, all of you!

- David
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