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somtim


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Registered: January 2005
Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
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Whew, glad to be done with this one.

I began with levels adjustments by cutting various elements out and giving each one the treatment to see which if any I could salvage. I used clone tool and healing brush on wallpaper wall. The drape got extended and layered over a desaturated duplicate. I erased the whites from the top layer to expose the desaturated bottom layer. Her face and hands got the nik color effects skin enhancer plug in. Painted overlay on the violin and bow. I borrowed an idea from another submitter (sorry I don't remember who)...(but thanks) and cloned one half of the chair and duplicated and flipped it over for the nasty sides use. The skirt was made with another plug in called Machine Wash filters. The rug is coutesy of www. I tried over and over to draw in shoes but never got it quite right so I again borrowed from the web. I couldn't resist the tennis shoes I found to be just right!

· Date: 1/26/2005 · Views: 6189 · Filesize: 47.8kb, 175.7kb · Dimensions: 1138 x 1265 ·
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
1/27/2005 6:39am

Wow! This is a rich saturated restoration Somtim,
The strong color helps the violin stand out from the curtain.
Great job on the upholstery at the top of the chair.
I think it was a good idea to build up the chairs seat.
The seat looked unusually low in the original.
Good reconstruction work on the damaged lower section.

But Somtim the tennis shoes!
I just can’t see the young lady posing for this photo in tennis shoes.
But who knows? The damage was so bad I couldn’t be certain
where her feet were.

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somtim
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
1/27/2005 9:44pm

Thanks Matt for your comments. This is all all very much a learning process for me as I have never really used Photoshop in this capacity. I am in awe of the ability Photoshop has. I have used it for many things but never restoration. My use of color and contrast is still a bit heavy handed but I am learning. And loving it.
Funny thing about the tennis shoes, as I worked on the top half I kept visualizing the how the feet and shoes would work. I don't know about anyone else who does this, but it seems like you actually get to know the people trapped in the photos! She seemed like a proper young lady with her posture and violin. Her eyes though, they had an edge and determination (Heck, the kid crawling around on the chair didn't even phase her playing) That will and free spirit had to be let out somehow. If I could have pulled it off I would have had her barefoot.
Anyways, thanks for the kind words.
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philbach

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Registered: March 2003
Location: Belgium, Wi
Posts: 1,332
1/28/2005 6:52am

Very nice job on a tough restoration. I like the floor thats a nice touch. As for the tennis shoes that does add a touch of subtle humor to the photo. Like she was in the back yard playing but had to run in the house and change clothes for the photo. The right side of the chair in the foreground is warped out a tad. No big deal. The saturation of the photo is very pleasing.

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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
1/28/2005 7:59am

Overall, your restoration is good. The tennis shoes are a little shocking, but girls did wear them with skirts in the late 50s -- early 60s, which I guessed was the time period the photo was taken. You did an excellent job on the perspective. That was the worst part for me.

I totally agree with your observation of her reaction to the kid crawling over her while she's playing the violin.
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somtim
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Registered: January 2005
Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
1/28/2005 7:21pm

Thanks Lorraine and philbach. I am thankful for your feedback. The resources and personal feedback from this sight are amazing and I am spending more time lately in Photoshop and having more fun than should be allowed from a single App.
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vijayan

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Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
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1/30/2005 11:48pm

Somtin, Very nice restoration work.... that expression gives some more life to the picture...

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