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Registered: October 2003
Location: London, UK
Posts: 7
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Steps of an insecure beginner:

1- Started off with healing tool to clear a small area of the man's face.
2- Use the patch tool with the area that i've cleared earlier.
3- Half way through this process, i decided to convert the image to grayscale.
4- Continued applying healing and patch tools in his face.
5- When i got to the jacket, i remembered a very useful tip from RetouchPro: "Always check your channels".
So i did that hoping that one channel could me some work. If you remember, what i didn't at the time, in
the step 3 i converted the image to grayscale, which left me with only one channel. Not very useful ...
6- Used Stamp tool in the man's jacket.
7- When i finished the guy, i decided to do something about his background. I've applied a technique
called "3 Ways to a professional studio background" (i found it somewhere in the retouchpro forums) and
then put that black border around.

Hair, Ear and Eye:

For some reason my girlfriend insisted that the guy was blond, or ginger. If that picture was a job, i'd
probably have asked this question to the person who brought the picture in, but in that case i decided to
do the guy with black hair.

1- Erased the background
2- Used a brush that comes with PS that looks like a small bush and painted his hair with that.

For the damaged ear i used a copy of the other one. Probably this why God gives you two ...

I did the same with the eye.

I'm happy with this restoration because it was my first one. I had problems with the skin tone and left
some bad smudge marks... the hair could be better and also the lightness in his face.

· Date: 10/17/2003 · Views: 6269 · Filesize: 27.3kb, 182.8kb · Dimensions: 1454 x 1974 ·
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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
2/16/2004 8:56pm

Great description. This one was so difficult that I have to say you did an amazing job with it. Real nice.
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