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1910 Classic Car
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ajcutler



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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
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What a great photograph, the antique car, the setting, the driver and observer. To tackle this sellotape nightmare the following steps were used:

1. Converted to grayscale (image/mode/grayscale)
2. Opened up the tonal range with a curves layer
3. Created a cloning layer to get rid of the majority of lines, cracks, etc. from all over the photograph
4. Created a separate layer to work on the man of the left. Borrowed a suit from another photograph, and adjusted the pose. Use a gaussian blur along with a layer mask (hide all) to paint in smoothness to the face.
5. Created separate layers to work on the roof, door, walls, car and street. Removed major damage with cloning/healing/patching. Except for roof and car filled the layers with a sampled color, applied a gradient for shading, added noise, and then adjusted opacity.
6. Added the sky with a filter/render/clouds
7. Create a composite layer (merged layers), and applied a gaussian blur, and using a layer mask (hide all), painted in smoothness to selected areas of the photograph.
8. Added a levels layer to increase tonal range.
· Date: 11/26/2003 · Views: 7742 · Filesize: 57.9kb, 195.9kb · Dimensions: 800 x 497 ·
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
11/26/2003 5:04pm

Alan:

So clean.
Another brilliant restoration. What else!!
Impressive car, walls, roof and doors.
How do you remember such detailed notes.

Steve.

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ajcutler

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Location: Potomac, Maryland
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11/26/2003 8:14pm

Thank you very much Steve! , and thanks for submitting such a great photo.

The way I can put together my steps is buy looking at the layers I have created. Many layers of course are self-explanitory (ex. curves, levels, hue/saturation, etc.), for other layers I try to use meaningful names (ex. cloning on car, gradient for doorway, etc.)

Alan
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
11/26/2003 11:10pm

Terrific Alan,

Great restoration of the man in the doorway. Love that [I am posing for a photo] stance.
The shadows under the car and in the doorways enhance the photo.
The walls and street are just so smooth and clean.
Thanks to you and Shalford for your description of your wall and road restoration methods. It will help me a lot in future.
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Cuda

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Registered: November 2003
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
11/27/2003 1:50pm

aj...Wow...you really cleaned up around here! Cool! How long did you work on this?
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ajcutler

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11/27/2003 9:09pm

Thank you Matt and Cuda, really appreciate the kind words.

It took me about 5 hours to restore this nightmare, so many objects to work on and repair.

Alan
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
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12/2/2003 10:19pm

5 hours well spent. Great details and nice tones. Beautiful job.
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stormbringer
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Registered: January 2004
Location: atlanta, GA
2/17/2004 10:44pm

Awesome job! i picked this one out to work on and decided I needed
some more experience before taking this one on. Great job on all of it, especially the man on the left. This has insprired me to give this one
another shot.
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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
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2/18/2004 8:13am

Stormbringer:

Thank you!, and happy to hear that my restoration inspired you. I too have been inspired by others. This is not an easy challenge by any means, so hang in there. You can Email me if you get stuck.

Alan
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Gary Richardson

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Registered: March 2004
Location: Yorkshire, England
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4/9/2004 4:37am

Truly great job, 5 hard worked hours by the look of it. Well done. One very slight criticism, the guy leaning on the garage door, he could do with lowering slightly, and his shadow is not consistent with others in the image. Keep up the good work, it's given me ideas and inspiration.

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ajcutler

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4/19/2004 8:33am

Thank you Gary,

I really worked hard on trying make the 2nd guy look like his feet were on the ground (not easy), and I know what you mean about the shadow.

Alan
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Neve

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 836
7/25/2004 6:36pm

Congratulations, this is superb.

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