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Matt Roberts



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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
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This restoration turned into a nightmare for me.
My mouse went berserk and the pointer kept sticking.

Auto levels removed most of the yellow cast.
I tried a couple of new backgrounds but they looked out of place.
I ended up keeping the original background.
I thought a vignette or an oval frame would compliment this photo.
The gold frame seemed harmonious with the gold necklace.

The damaged eye was hard going.
Any delicate reconstruction with my errant mouse was out of the question.
I drew a selection around the good eye and glasses.
Copied and pasted it over the damaged eye.
Flipped it horizontally – enlarged it slightly and rotated it.

Best Wishes to all who try this tough restoration.
Matt
· Date: 4/24/2004 · Views: 7119 · Filesize: 34.4kb, 196.1kb · Dimensions: 800 x 995 ·
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Xaran
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Registered: October 2003
Location: East Sussex, England
Posts: 534
4/24/2004 12:12pm

Good work there Matt, the frame definitely finishes it.

Christine
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
4/24/2004 1:04pm

Good as gold. Hair, skin, necklace, glasses, eyes, and bg - all worthy of a fancy frame!
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Marc

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Leverkusen, Germany
Posts: 13
4/24/2004 7:03pm

Excellent work!

Nags me that me mouse is not defective and yet I cannot get such a result
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ttraylor
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Registered: April 2004
4/24/2004 11:19pm

Super. The skin tone, background, glasses and eyes are just great and I really like the hair color. Like that earring also.

I will ask you the same question, did you clear up the picture enough for the glasses to show through or did you do a re-touch on them?

Boy do I have a lot to learn!
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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 77
4/25/2004 10:23am

Matt:

Excellent job ! The facial details (inluding the damaged right eye) and coloring were all very well done. And you know, you're the master of picture frames.

Alan
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
4/25/2004 12:23pm

Thanks Christine,Doug,Marc,Ttraylor and Alan,

Alan - I've had that frame for nearly two years.
Thought a suitable photo would never turn up.

Ttraylor - Re the glasses, I just zoomed in to 300% and used
the dodge and burn tools to give a shadow effect.
I didn't try to draw or define the frames.
I knew I'd make a mess of it if I attempted that.

Matt
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maestro

Junior Member

Registered: April 2004
Location: Baldwinsville, NY
4/26/2004 6:45am

Excellent job! This one was really tough. I was curious about how you did the glasses also - there certainly wasn't much material left to work with. The frame really adds to this photo as well.
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
4/28/2004 11:23am

Great work, Matt.

You removed all of the spots without losing any of the detail and the overall restoration is very crisp.

The facial tones are great, and I'm glad you went with the original background.

You did all that with a mouse!!!! I can't come close with a Wacom.

Lorraine
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
4/29/2004 3:04am

Thanks Maestro and Lorraine,

Maestro - I was happy with the frame and felt it went well with this photo.
I've not had much success adding frames to previous retouches.

Lorraine - The original background was battered and discolored.
I tried making new backgrounds but they all looked out of place
in this retouch. Just had to go back to the original.
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Aarius

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Registered: August 2003
Location: S. Alabama
Posts: 17
5/6/2004 12:52am

All I have to say is wow! I love the softness you achieved around the eyes. Having never seen my Grt.Gran this lets me know what a lovely lady she was. I love everything about your work, the hair, the glasses the skin tones the coloring.
JUST FANTABULOUS !
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Phillip Whitt
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Registered: February 2003
Location: Columbus,GA
Posts: 2
5/13/2004 12:53pm

Very nice work indeed, Matt-you raise the bar a little more every time !
Everthing on this one is excellent.
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Rawessence

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Registered: November 2003
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Posts: 17
5/14/2004 12:52pm

I can only ditto the earlier responses, but this is so nice I had to post!

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It doesn't matter where you plant the seed; You'll reap the harvest - guaranteed!
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Cassidy
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Registered: September 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,104
12/9/2006 7:15am

Looks great Matt, love the frame too

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