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Shalford


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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
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I don’t know how you other guys do it so quickly.
This has taken me about 6 hours on and off.

1. Cut out and copied to new layers, car walls of building.
2. Burnt dodged and cloned most of the damage to the car.
3. Selected the wheels with an elliptical selection to clean up the wheel rims and tyres.
4. Copied and pasted a couple of damaged spokes.
5. On a new colour layer filled the walls with colour to clean them up, added noise then blurred slightly.
6. Filled the doors the same way, then added lines, for the wood effect and reduced the opacity.
7. A pretty feeble attempt at drawing and burning the 2nd and 3rd men.
8. All the rest of the damage mostly patch and clone


I know this is my own photo, but I have worked on the downloaded photo from ReTouch.
· Date: 11/22/2003 · Views: 7055 · Filesize: 56.0kb, 181.3kb · Dimensions: 800 x 505 ·
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Xaran
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Registered: October 2003
Location: East Sussex, England
Posts: 534
11/22/2003 7:57am

A fantastic job the wheels look really good.

Christine
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
11/22/2003 9:55am

Very fine work Shalford. I can see the six hours of work here.
The wheels were tough. That front wheel is as good as it gets,
and you’ve done a good job defining the spokes.

The work you’ve done on the walls and doorway is most impressive.
I cloned and patched myself silly trying to improve them.
I knew there had to be quicker and better methods of improving the look of the walls. Damaged walls often appear in old photos so I’m going to try your method and try to learn a new way of doing them.
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
11/22/2003 12:09pm

This one's the total package. I know how difficult it is to tediously restore the subjects, but extending that focus to boring backgrounds and the like is tough to do. This pic demonstrates how every square inch can make a huge difference in the over-all look. Well done Steve.
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
11/22/2003 1:14pm

Christine:
Thanks - Praise indeed; coming from someone with your talents.

Matt:
I admire your work. To receive compliments from you as well is great! I still wish I could of got the car to look like your showroom version.
Matt sorry about the Rugby, I don't think either team should have lost.

Doug:

Many thanks for your wonderful comments.
I'm sitting waiting for your latest upload to blow us all away.

Thanks everybody !

Steve.

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Ian W

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Registered: November 2003
Location: Leeds, UK
Posts: 16
11/23/2003 10:20pm

Very Impressive! Please could you give me more details on your step 5 - like Matt, I spent ages with the cloning tool, and I didn't get anywhere near to the finish you've achieved.

Ian.

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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
11/24/2003 6:14pm

Thanks for the comments Ian

I've put a very small tutorial on the site describing the step.

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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 77
11/25/2003 3:30pm

Steve:

Wonderful job!

The Car (including tires which are round), the driver, the building (including the roof), were all done extremely well. I also like the overall toning you gave the photo.


Alan
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
11/26/2003 2:57pm

Thanks Alan
Your comments are always appreciated.

Steve:

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Cuda

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Registered: November 2003
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
11/27/2003 1:52pm

great job...so natural looking! Good job on the tires too.
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
11/28/2003 4:30am

Cuda:

Thanks a lot for the comments.
When you get comments like these it makes it all worthwhile.

Steve.

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