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Soldiers in Africa
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ajcutler



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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
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Thought this would be a fun picture to restore, so I had a go at it. This is what I did:

1. Discarded the red and green channels and kept the blue channel which looked the best overall.
2. Added a levels layer to open up the tonal range.
3. Cleaned up the building with a combination of cloning and adjustment of brightness and contrast.
4. Used cloning to remove spots from faces and the building
5. Created a merged layer and applied a gaussian blur with a layer mask "hide all", and painted in smoothness to selected areas of the faces.
6. Created a merged layer and applied a unsharp mask with a layer mask "hide all", and painted in sharpness to selected areas of the faces.
7. By selecting and copying some faces to their own layers and using blending modes of either soft light or overlay (and varying opacity), tried to get all the faces to be similar in tone and contrast to each other.
8. Converted to RGB and added a color blending layer for toning.

Alan
· Date: 4/1/2004 · Views: 6327 · Filesize: 57.9kb, 207.1kb · Dimensions: 800 x 701 ·
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Marc

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Leverkusen, Germany
Posts: 13
4/1/2004 3:43pm

Hi Alan,

very good work and an impressive result indeed, like it!
I just cannot exactly decide which I like most - the result of Doug Colwell or this one... hmmmm

Best regards,
Marc
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
4/1/2004 8:56pm

Amazing detail in the faces! Great tonal range and clean as a whistle. (Mark, I suspect Alan cheated and had this done at Walgreens).
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ajcutler

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Location: Potomac, Maryland
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4/1/2004 9:53pm

Thanks Marc, I know what you mean about Doug's work, he really turns out great restorations.

Doug, Walgreens... you crack me up, thanks.

Alan
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vijayan

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Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
Posts: 73
4/2/2004 4:44am

Hi, that filler at the right top is fantastic... good concept and good result....

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Thanks,

Vijayan
vijayan@nova-concepts.com
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Flora

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Registered: March 2002
Location: Milan, Italy
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4/3/2004 3:38pm

Hi Alan,

great Job!

You balanced lights and shadows in the top and bottom parts of the picture very well!
A very nice and natural restoration ... I love it!

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ajcutler

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4/6/2004 4:57pm

Thank you Vijayan and Flora,

Alan
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steve glomski

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Registered: June 2004
Location: Chester UK
6/16/2004 6:34pm

hi Alan,I like the tone balancing,very nice job.
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ajcutler

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6/17/2004 9:04pm

Thank you Steve, I think you did a heck of a job on your version too.

Alan
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