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Morleyuwm



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Registered: January 2004
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 8
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This was a tough challenge. I used lots of trial and error on this photo (mostly error), because this is my first attempt at a major restoration. This is what finely gave results that I can live with.
Fist step: crop the photo to reduce the work required

Create a work in process layer

Do some cutting and pasting in the background to hide the large blob on the right. With the use of the transform tools I was able to get a good fit.

The striped shirt was a problem for me, what finely worked was to copy a couple of parts from the good area into new layers. Using transform tools I adjusted the parts to fit together adjusted the color balance and merged them into one layer. Next I did some erasing on the new layer to fit it to the required shape. Then I used the liquefy filter to help create the elusion of folds in the fabric. Created a shading layer and painted in some shadows.

The other shirt I did with mostly clone and heal brushes.

I could not get Michaels arm to look right so I found a photo of myself and copied my arm into the photo. I played with the scale, color balance and brightness.

Cleaned up using clone and heal brushes.

Created some adjustment layers to do an overall color correction then saved to a JPG file.

· Date: 1/29/2004 · Views: 5874 · Filesize: 42.1kb, 163.3kb · Dimensions: 800 x 571 ·
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Andrew
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Registered: February 2004
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3
2/12/2004 10:29am

Great job on the cloned arm! I like it when I can't see stuff that was done! Sometimes on photos such as this I will lightly run the blur tool over the skin therefore getting rid of some of the dust. I'm careful around the eyes, ears, nostrils, lips and neck line so when I apply UnSharp Mask (85-1-4) a bit of a "pop" happens.
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Morleyuwm

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 8
2/12/2004 11:51pm

Thanks, I kind of felt like I was cheating when I cloned in my own arm, but I guess that didn't stop me.
I like your technique for sharpening an image. When I tried the UnSharp Mask the graininess of the image was exaggerated. To my eye it was not an improvement, so I didn’t do it. Your method should provide the "pop" without the ugly artifacts.

Morley

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