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Mark Slater


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Registered: October 2003
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 9
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Thanks for the challenge! There's so much more that I need to do here, but I've called it a day.

This is my first good shot at using PhotoImpact's new touch-up tool (like the "healing brush"). Most of the work was done with this tool and with just a little of the standard clone tool and some dodge and burn.

Finished with a slight noise reduction, large radius usm and levels.
There's a lot of grain left, but I prefer it that way.
I'm not very good at making up parts such as the column, so I've left it like a poor vignette.
· Date: 11/6/2004 · Views: 7850 · Filesize: 20.4kb, 172.2kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1097 ·
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
11/6/2004 12:50pm

Very nice restoration. I think the vignette works well because you built enough of the column (think you're wrong about being not very good at it) to make sense of the monument. Clean-up of the whole pic is excellent and I really like how you captured mom's broad smile (something I have to re-visit on mine). The only suggestion I have is to have another go at levels as it seems a bit gray and dark.
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vijayan

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Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
Posts: 73
11/8/2004 1:37am

Mark, I like the true effort. the restoration in true sprit. apart from Doug's comment, I feel there can be a slight highlight up on this image..

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Vijayan
vijayan@nova-concepts.com
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Mark Slater
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 9
11/18/2004 11:12am

Doug and vijayan, thank you for your comments and advice. I agree, it's too dark and also unfinished.
I'll be trying to touch it up some more.
Apology for taking so long to reply.
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Mike Marketello
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Registered: November 2002
Location: CA
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6/19/2005 11:13am

Very good work, I think I would give this the winner's nod.

I'm too lazy to try this one, looks like hours.
I think the only thing I would add is maybe a little skin tome to her nose, I try to get rid of areas that attract attention. It is most likely sunlight, and is probablly even accurate, but it does tend to draw that "what is that" attention to it.

Not familiar PhotoImpact, what draws you to it over using the healing bruch?
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