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soleah



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Registered: December 2004
Location: Guam
Posts: 170
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1. Levels Adjustment layer

2. Cloned/Patched/Healed/Smudged on damaged areas. Hue/Sat adj layer to remove yellow stains on the wall, blouse, face.

3. Chaise - Copied/flipped/liquify right side to replace left side of the chaise, liquify pattern made out of a good area, covered the chaise using screen mode at 25%opacity.

4. Floor - Copied from another image, distorted, applied levels adj layer & gaussian blur to match original photo

5. Shoes - Found the right shoe, literally. Left shoe of the borrowed image was discarded, it's positioned the wrong way. Copied the right shoe, used liquify to make it look like the left shoe. Liquify right shoe to bend it a little. Levels adj layer and gaussian blur to match original photo.

6. Skirt - Drew folds but looked too fake and splotchy. Covered it with image taken from parts of a billowy gown. Replace color because the gown is of different color. Liquify to bend gown to sitting position. Placed it on top of the original image and used screen blending mode 25% opacity.

7. Left arm - Moved 4 pixels to her left. Rotated the forearm. The baby seem to push her arms inwards. Her pose looked awkward, with the baby removed.

8. Drapes - Copied/cloned/patched/healed.

9. Face - Gaussian blur, undo, history brush. Unsharp on the eyes and mouth

10. Color - White on her sweater, gray on her inner blouse

11. Shadow - Added solid color layer, multiply mode 40%opacity, painted shadows with soft brush 20% opacity. Have problem with drop shadow layer style.

Whew!!! That's that. I struggled with the liquify tool most especially on the chaise. I don't think I will ever master it like the pen tool.

This is very good for practice but I hope I don't come across this kind of damage in real life. As consolation, at least the young lady's face is still intact.


- This is my second upload. Tried to edit photo based on comments received to date.
· Date: 2/7/2005 · Views: 6993 · Filesize: 39.8kb, 122.4kb · Dimensions: 800 x 895 ·
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Keywords: Challenge, #76, Forget Me Not
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
2/7/2005 5:37am

Wow! Another top class restoration.
And a top class description to go with it.

The first thing I noticed was the skin tones, they look superb.
Great work on the chaise. The large rounded feet and raised seat
give it much needed height.

Wonderful restoration Soleah.

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MargaretM
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Registered: October 2004
Location: Largo, Fl
Posts: 282
2/7/2005 12:05pm

Great job. Only thing I noticed is the hard edge on the bottom of the skirt. Also maybe the round bottom of the chair should go more to the side on the right. But overall, wonderful!
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soleah

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Registered: December 2004
Location: Guam
Posts: 170
2/7/2005 10:45pm

Thanks, Matt. The description was taken from the original note I made for myself, for future reference. I hope it helps, just as much as the description from the other posters has helped me. I tried to do your carpet job, by the way, but it's awful. Couldn't make it as natural.

Thanks, mlgates99. About the position of the round bottom and the hard edge on the skirt, you're right, I didn't notice it before. Thank you, for pointing it out.

Now, looking at it, it's just a feeling but it seems that her head is blending with the background.

This is what I like about this site. It's makes you look at the restoration in a different perspective.

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Anonymous
2/12/2005 11:28am

I think this is really good, the trick is to keep the atmosphere created in the original setting. I did wonder about the strange appendage that looks like the remains of an old school tie? Maybe an artifact. Also I thought that the floor is a bit aggressive, maybe desaturate it and fuzz it up a bit?
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Neve

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 836
2/24/2005 2:51am

This is a wonderful restore and an excellent description...thank you. I aspire to do as well.

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