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Lorraine



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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
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Cropped image to 5 x 7 inches.

Added level adjustment layer masked to reveal only baby’s face and hands. Level adjustments: Red 0/.90/255, RGB 0/1.68/255.

Added color balance adjustment layer masked to reveal only blanket Highlights Blue +17, Shadows Blue +69.

Infant seat -- Airbrushed over towel with color picked from seat. Cloned/copied pasted texture and images from seat to layer over air brushed layer. Erased/cloned overlaps to blend.

I found the bear on top of the baby’s head distracting, so I removed it by covering it with copied/pasted areas from infant seat on new layer, erasing to blend.

Then, at this point I noticed that all the bears that I had left in the photo were upside down. So, I selected one of the upside-down bears, copied it to a new layer and flipped it vertical just for some diversion. Cloned the overlapping areas to blend transformed bear.

Baby’s hands – what a job that was!!! I worked with burn and clone tool on left-facing hand to remove blurring. Copied, free-transformed, flipped horizontal and placed pieces of the baby’s left-facing hand on separate layers to define the right-facing hand. Smudged, cloned and burned outlines to blend. Decided not to try to recreate a new hand but to simply show three fingers curved under the blanket.

Baby’s jacket – selected right-facing sleeve and copied to new layer. Set layer to multiply blend mode, opacity of 33% to add more definition to that area.

Blanket – copied more defined areas of blanket and pasted over blown-out or blurred areas. Used color balance adjustment layer mask to select blanket on original layer. Promoted selection to layer. Applied sandstone texture and lowered layer opacity to 76%.

Baby’s face-- Selected face and copied to new layer, opacity of 88%. Erased eyes, nose and mouth and eyebrows from layer. Applied despeckle filter to smooth out skin.

Flattened layers and made a final level adjustment (by masking) to Baby’s face, right-facing arm and right-facing hand of RGB 0/1.00/240.

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· Date: 11/8/2003 · Views: 5801 · Filesize: 57.5kb · Dimensions: 360 x 504 ·
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
11/9/2003 6:00am

Terrific Lorraine,

I couldn't believe it when I saw the curled fingers on the left hand. I thought of doing it too. For 1 second that is, I knew it was way beyond my ability.

The coloring on the baby's face looks great.
As does all the other work you put in.

Great description of your restoration.
It would have taken me an hour to type your description with my 2 finger typing.
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
11/9/2003 1:30pm

LOL and Thanks, Matt.

Those fingers were pretty hard to try to capture in a realistic manner. I saw the curled pinky finger in the original and wanted to go with it, but of course, I need two more fingers. It took me twice as long to get that hand looking decent than it took me to do the rest of the photo and the description

Thanks again.

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svsg

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Registered: June 2003
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11/10/2003 1:24am

Lorraine, great work. especially the fingers. your hardwork has paid off well. :up:
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
11/11/2003 4:41am

Thank you, svsg.

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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
11/22/2003 12:44am

Do not mean to sound like the rest --- but wonderful !!! very natural and a perfect retouch!

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Cassidy
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Registered: September 2002
Location: Australia
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12/2/2006 11:25am

Absolutely wonderful Lorraine, looks totally straight out of camera, no hint of retouching at all

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