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Extreme Torture
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Morleyuwm



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Registered: January 2004
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 8
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I was amazed by some of the restorations done by others on this photo. It inspired me to give it a try, even though it looked hopeless. I finally ran out of steam on the little boy and without much information to go on, I’m afraid my result doesn’t look like them.

I worked on this photo on and off for the last week so I don’t remember much of what I did, but this is what I remember.

First I created a duplicate of the background layer and turned off the original. I used this layer to adjust the levels, curves and brightness. Then I merged the visible layers into a new one.

Next I created a new Layer Set with normal blending mode, and added the new background. I selected and copied the subjects into two new layers using multiply blending, the first at 100 percent and the second a 45 percent opacity. This improved the density of the subjects without changing the background. At this point I needed to readjust the levels, so I added a levels layer. I merged the Layer Set into a new working layer.

Next I added a copy of the new working layer to a new Layer Set along with two others, one set to luminosity the other to color blending mode. Using these layers I started working with the healing brush, stamp tool, color and luminosity. When I was satisfied with the results I again merged the Layer Set

One last time I created a new Layer Set where I did some final tweaking, and used a Channel Mixing layer in monochrome to produce the final black and white image.

Sorry about the long winded description, but helps me to put it into words.

· Date: 2/15/2004 · Views: 14128 · Filesize: 22.7kb, 169.5kb · Dimensions: 745 x 1032 ·
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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
2/16/2004 9:21pm

Wow, it's amazing you got that much out of that blacked out image. Nice work.
DJ
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Morleyuwm

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 8
2/16/2004 10:47pm

Thanks DJ. This one truly was a challenge. I learned a lot doing it.
Morley

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