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Doug Nelson


Registered: August 2001
Posts: 7,069
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Submitted by John_D:

"I have been trying to acheive a certain look with this photo with no luck so far.

My Dad passed away 2 weeks ago and we found this old photo of my Dad of when he was in the police force. This is the only photo of him in uniform and because of that, Dad kept this picture in a locked drawer.

I would like to present this to the retouchpro group to help me come up with some nice restoration ideas. My goal is to restore the picture, have it framed, and give it to my Mom as a gift.

To help me acheive my goal with this photo, I would also like to ask that who ever tries their hand at this one... they include the steps they took to acheive their final output.

I would like the photo to retain its antique look.

About the photo:
Dad in Uniform
1945 (after returning home from WW2)
Original Scan @ 1200dpi Epson Perfection 3200
reduced to 300dpi for

If wanted, I can upload full 1200dpi scan to whomever wants to try.
1200dpi scan is approx 52MB.

TIA Doug.


Challenge: Restore this photo. Description mandatory

Do your best to restore "Home from WW2", and post the results here using the following guidelines:
  • Make sure you're using the largest version of the Challenge photo
  • Enter your name in "Enter a title for the photo"
  • Enter the Challenge type and number in "Descriptive Keywords" (ie: "Photo-Art Challenge #501" or "Manipulation Challenge #132"
  • Include a complete description of the steps you used under "Photo Description". (You might want to write it elsewhere and paste it here)
  • Attach your file as an 800 pixel wide JPG file, compressed so that the overall file is under 200k (this usually means 60% compression).
  • Make sure you post to the correct Challenge
  • If you expect any comments for your entry, offer your comments to other entries

As always, there are no winners, no losers, no prizes, only a sharing and learning opportunity for everyone.

How you restore and how much you restore is up to you, as long as you fulfill the Challenge. Have fun, and good luck!

NOTE: As is the case for ALL RetouchPRO Challenges, there is NO expiration date on this Challenge. Even after other Challenges go up, feel free to upload your version
· Date: 7/31/2004 · Views: 14679 · Filesize: 38.7kb, 215.0kb · Dimensions: 715 x 839 ·
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Registered: November 2006
Posts: 55
11/23/2006 8:15pm

Hi John;
This photo is amazing and I wish the best of luck to you in its restoration.
One day when I gain knowledge on how to retouch I'll retouch this photo for you - promise!
- Jillian

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