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philbach



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I used Levels, Curves,Clone,Healing brush etc. Separated elements to various layers. What helped was to copy the wallpaper to another layer and then use blend mode lighten. Applying Median Blur to that layer removed the dark spots without blurring the detail.
I pasted a pattern into the chair fabric. To bend it to match the contour of the chair I used the Liquify filter.
· Date: 1/22/2005 · Views: 6405 · Filesize: 46.6kb, 58.4kb · Dimensions: 800 x 792 ·
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
1/22/2005 5:30pm

A great restoration Philbach,

The chair looks superb. Pattern and seat are perfectly positioned.
I like the lengthened and restored blinds. Adds balance to that side.
I didn’t think anything could be done with that ugly big skirting board.
But the way you’ve added shape improves it no end.
Love the small carpet under her feet.

Hope you enjoyed doing this one as much as I did.
Love to see more members doing this one.
It’s great to see different approaches to badly damaged areas.

Matt
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philbach

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Location: Belgium, Wi
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1/23/2005 7:46am

Thanks for your comments, Matt. Your fine restoration inspired me to give it a try. This photo was so badly tarnished that it allowed/forced one to innovate.

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Doug Colwell
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1/23/2005 10:59am

Terrific upholstery job Philip. Curtains, blinds, baseboard and wallpaper look great too. The right baseboard perspective looks a bit off (should be slightly wider on right end I think). I really like the warm colours you went with and the sharpness you've attained on her facial features - especially the eyes.
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philbach

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1/23/2005 1:46pm

Thanks

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ckc108

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Singapore
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1/23/2005 6:02pm

THe curtain is certainly eye catching. Like the new floor too. Inspiring. Great job.

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soleah

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Registered: December 2004
Location: Guam
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1/24/2005 2:06am

You did a terrific job!!! The curtains, the floor, the area rug. I especially like what you did with the chaise. Only my eyes drew its attention more and not the girl. Maybe the color perhaps? This is an awesome restoration.
I tried restoring this one. Just on her skirt alone I gave up.

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Xaran
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Registered: October 2003
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1/24/2005 5:43am

Excellent work Phil, I have to admit I gave up on this one as it was taking too long - might have to revisit it now.

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philbach

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1/24/2005 7:28am

Soleah, I think you have a good point. The chaise did come through somewhat "Vibrant." Toning it down some by decreasing the contrast would have helped. Thanks

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MargaretM
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1/26/2005 10:24am

Very nice. Great carpet and wonderful job on the chair. Maybe the chair is too stunning though - takes attention away from the violinist a bit.
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somtim
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
1/26/2005 11:27am

All your fabrics (curtain, rug, and that of the chair) make this peice very pleasing to the eye. It places the violinist in an elequent setting to practice her art. Nice work. Besides the right bottom, your perspective looks right on to me.
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
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1/28/2005 8:03am

You did a wonderful job on all the details in your restoration. The perspective is very good.
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vijayan

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Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
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1/31/2005 12:00am

Phil, I love the work... good efforts.. especially the carpet, chair and all... may give some more touch on the key image to bring it as an out standing one in Restoration...

can reduce the shouting of the properties and give some more life to the image to be accusted with in... it is only a feeling... but I really love your work...

thanks
vijayan

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Neve

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Australia
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2/24/2005 2:55am

Marvellous restore. Love those Regency stripes on the chair. Nice work on her skirt and shoes too. Nice idea the addition of the rug under her feet.

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philbach

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2/24/2005 7:09am

Thank you.

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