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1902 Grandad with Uniform
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ajcutler



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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
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First I applied a curves layer to open up the tonal range before doing any repairs. To fix the damage on the right side of the chin, I selected the bad area, copied it to a new layer, applied a lighten filter, and nudged this layer until it removed the most amount of damage.

For some areas of the face with stains (ex. being darker than surrounding areas) I selected the area, copied it to a new layer with a feather of 5-8, and applied a brigtness adjustment to match the area with others.

Next was significant cloning throughout the picture.

No matter how hard I tried to repair the hair it did not turn out realistic, so I added hair from a picture I had of a person I with a crew cut. For the left ear, I repaired what I could and drew the rest.

For the face I created a feathering layer to repair the uneveness and blotching in the face. Finally applied a gaussian blur, added a layer mask and painted in smoothness in the face.


Alan
Date: 9/12/2003 Views: 10332 Filesize: 40.2kb, 194.0kb Dimensions: 800 x 1086
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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
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2/16/2004 8:59pm

Great job on the hairline. It really looks natural. Nice clean up as well. This was a very hard challenge but you did fantastic with it.
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ajcutler

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2/16/2004 10:35pm

DJ:

Thank you very much! I really tried to make this restoration look natural, so your comment about looking natural is really appreciated.

Alan
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ACTUAL iMAGE

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Registered: September 2003
Location: Gurnee, IL
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3/19/2004 3:27pm

Well I think it looks natural too! ;o)

Additionally, the skin luminosity looks excellent. I'm in awe of your job with this one!

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ajcutler

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3/19/2004 4:12pm

Thank you Actual, I really appreciate the feedback.

It's been a while since I did it, but I remember it took quite a while and a fair amount of patience to get the skin to begin to look natural.

I still see Curley of the three stooges every time I see this photo.

Alan
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crystaleyesd
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Registered: March 2006
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4/11/2007 2:16am

Fantastic job! Inspiring.

Could you elaborate on this:?
"For the face I created a feathering layer to repair the uneveness and blotching in the face. Finally applied a gaussian blur, added a layer mask and painted in smoothness in the face."

What do you mean by a feathering layer? I see this uneveness problem alot with the images I work on.
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