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Little kids and dog
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Angie B



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Registered: October 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 13
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1. Copied blue channel into red and green channel.
2. Used threshold adjustment layer to determine white and black points and set color samplers.
3. Discarded threshold layer and added levels adj. layer. Set white and black using the color samplers from before.
4. Used clone and heal throughout to remove crayon.
5. Used dodge and burn to remove a lot of the stains.
6. Cloned more over the wood walls.
7. Ran through neat image
8. Didnt like how the texture was lost in neat image so I copied the neat image pic over the original and reduced the opacity.
9. Used hue/adjustment layer to add a slight colorization
10. Used canvas command to add frame.
11. Finally did unsharp mask set to 70, 1.5, 0.

Hope I haven't forgotten anything!
· Date: 12/30/2004 · Views: 8418 · Filesize: 40.6kb, 197.5kb · Dimensions: 970 x 689 ·
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
12/30/2004 9:10pm

Terrific restore Angie - very clean and sharp! Like how you preserved the expression on the boy's face, and the boots look great. My one suggestion (and this is kind of subjective) would be to darken the midtones in levels a bit (while maybe masking out the boots and legs ).
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Angie B

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Registered: October 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 13
12/31/2004 4:53am

Doug after your comment, I noticed how washed out my image looked. Thanks for the suggestion, I am here to learn and can use all the help I can get!
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sukku
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Registered: December 2004
Location: India, Bangalore
Posts: 6
12/31/2004 10:36am

Awesome restore Angie :up: I almost started on this one when the realization that I had to clean up four faces had me running scared :teeth: I stay away from channels.. damn things confuse me too much I guess Doug's suggestion would make a lot of difference to the pic. I would have put up the kids' names too usig the pic BG and embossed it slightly to show the letters up; but that would have been purely decorative.
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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 77
12/31/2004 12:02pm

Angie:

I also think you did a great job on a challenging photo. The cleanup of the faces, clothes and boots are very well done. I agree with Doug additional depth in the faces would help.

Alan
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
1/1/2005 9:54am

Outstanding work Angie,
I just love this old photo
It brings back fond memories of childhood.
Your work on facial detail and the boots is great.
I think Doug was right on the mark when he suggested
masking out darker areas and darkening with levels.

Matt
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Neve

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 836
1/3/2005 12:13am

Excellent result on another difficult restoration. I like the clarity you've achieved and you kept true to the original colouring.

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Cheers
Pauline
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Angie B

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Registered: October 2004
Location: NC
Posts: 13
1/3/2005 3:28pm

Thank you everyone. I loved working with this pic so much. I do need to work on it some more, but over the holidays I got a scanner and a ton of old family photos that I am going to try to scan and restore. Since I have been practicing on the photos here, I feel at least comfortable enough to try to restore my family pics. Wish me luck!
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5/12/2010 7:58am

I like how you havent tried to clean the steps etc,it needs that old rough-use look still I think.
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