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Matt Roberts



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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
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Pheeeeew! there was some heavy duty cloning and toning here.
The faces were tough going. There wasn’t enough detail in the drivers
face, so I had to draw his eyes, nose and mouth. Hope it looks ok.

In the original photo the car was level but the background
was sloped upwards. So much so that I thought it detracted
from the look of the restoration. Straightening the background
made this more of a reconstruction rather than a restoration.
But I was happy with the look of the straightened background.

This was hard work. I seemed to spend ages cloning, patching and
cutting and pasting. I don’t know how long I spent on this restoration.
But it must have been at least 4 hours.

Best Wishes to all who battle on this one
Matt
· Date: 5/4/2005 · Views: 14977 · Filesize: 39.3kb, 199.5kb · Dimensions: 1200 x 768 ·
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cazubi

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Registered: February 2005
Location: Los Angeles area
Posts: 352
5/4/2005 10:06am

Nice work Matt. I know what you mean about this being a tough one. Your car came out great.

Cathy
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ckc108

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1
5/4/2005 7:11pm

I like the new straightened windows in the background. I think you have brought out the details in the windows reflection as well. I don't know abt the face though but overall NICE!

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Forget the past. Cherish the present.
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
5/5/2005 6:54am

Thanks Cathy - The car came out better than I dared hope for.

Ckc108 – I like the straightened background better than the sloped original.
I know the face of the driver is a bit iffy.
I enlarged the original and tried everything to get some more detail
in the facial area. But couldn’t find enough pixels to work with.

Matt
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
5/5/2005 1:53pm

Hi Matt

You really are tireless in your restorations!
The attention to detail is superb.
I've tried this one, managed the car but gave up on the background.
I couldn't restore it - let alone reconstruct it.
Well done Matt - beautiful clean car.

Steve

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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
5/7/2005 3:17pm

Super clean, very realistic restore Matt. Car looks right-on. Store front, windows and road look freshly photographed. The only problem I see with the faces is that some of the mouths (as in the orig.) are barely visible. I'm not really convinced I'd have noticed a face problem if it hadn't been mentioned. Well done!
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
5/11/2005 1:49am

Thanks for the comments Steve and Doug,
I was hoping to see more submissions on this challenge.
There was work on every inch of this challenge.
Perhaps some of the members are still working on it.

Matt
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vijayan

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Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
Posts: 73
5/12/2005 3:36am

Excellent restoration work from you once again. well recreated the ambiance..
good details on the body part of the car is a bonus.

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Thanks,

Vijayan
vijayan@nova-concepts.com
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Lioth
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Registered: December 2003
Location: Norway
Posts: 2
5/18/2005 5:48am

I think this is an excellent result, nice balance between the car and the background.
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
5/19/2005 7:29am

Thanks for the comments Vijayan and Lioth,
I wasn't going to do this restoration but am glad I did.
I love interesting old photos from the early 1900s.

Matt
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Mark Slater
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 9
6/7/2005 8:42am

Most excellent work getting such clean lines and detail on the car. I was starting to wonder if you were using the same original! lol Terrific job!
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krishna
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Registered: July 2002
Location: Trivandrum, India.
Posts: 35
6/13/2005 8:31am

Very neat work, Matt. I really liked the way you handled the background area, especially the darker ones. The way you have reconstructed the background is amazing.
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
6/14/2005 7:38am

Thanks for the comments Mark and Krishna,

Krishna - I was happy with the way the background came out.
In some previous restorations I over-restored damaged backgrounds.

Matt
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RestaurArt

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Registered: November 2005
Location: Teresópolis / Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
11/7/2005 1:25pm

Simply a masterpiece of restoration... You deserve a golden medal for this work. Congratulations!!!!
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
11/29/2005 1:20am

Thanks for the comment RestaurArt,
It makes me tired just thinking of all the cloning in this restoration.

Matt
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chanchalbd

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Registered: March 2005
Location: Bangladesh
Posts: 10
11/30/2005 11:20am

Dear Matt!
You're the best.
Greate restoration.
Thanks
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