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Matt Roberts



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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
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I started again from scratch and clone repaired the backdrop.
I love these old painted studio backdrops.
Sure it’s old, faded and cracked.
But no background I could create would be an improvement
or blend more harmoniously with lovely Dot.

The hair – Apart from a small area at the front most of her hair had faded to a black mess. I downloaded a hair brush and brushed in fine strands of hair.

The Shirt – I evened the blotched areas and smoothed it a little.
I was happy with a dull faded shirt.
I wanted Dot’s face to stand out as the focal point of this photo.

A professional photographer took this photo in a studio.
Normally I would try to preserve the integrity of the original.
But I have been observing girls since I got my first pair of long trousers.
And I have never seen a girl with such a prominent a lower eyelid.
Nor one with lips that curved in this manner.
It is my belief that the bad damage to Dot’s right eye
and lips distorted her features slightly.
I have moderated the effect of what I thought could have
been distortion in the right eye and lip area.

Hope I have not gone too far altering her eye and lips.
Would love to hear from other members.

Matt
· Date: 7/15/2005 · Views: 6571 · Filesize: 28.7kb, 192.0kb · Dimensions: 699 x 1000 ·
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cazubi

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Registered: February 2005
Location: Los Angeles area
Posts: 352
7/16/2005 8:23pm

Nice work Matt. It looks like a hard one to restore.

Cathy
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
7/17/2005 6:19am

Thanks Cathy,
It was tough for me. I had an awful time with the right eye.
I must have done it 30 times before I called it quits.

Matt
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Shalford
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Solihull - United Kingdom
Posts: 67
7/17/2005 7:50am

Well done Matt!!

Not a sign of that horrible blotchy mess.

Great job on her top, eye's and hair look good.

Just the left side of her mouth (top lip) needs fading away a bit, (just my opinion).

Good to see another M.R. restore.

All the best

Steve

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newtonwayne
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Registered: September 2004
Location: Forney Texas
Posts: 10
7/17/2005 4:20pm

She's a (Beaut) Matey!
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
7/17/2005 10:25pm

Thanks for the comments Steve and Wayne,

Steve - I had a hard time restoring the lips.
I tried to align the lips with the angle of her eyes.
I spent a lot of time on the lips but couldn't get it quite right.
I need more practice on portraits, and leave the cars to you.

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chanchalbd

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Registered: March 2005
Location: Bangladesh
Posts: 10
7/28/2005 3:30pm

As always you're the best.
Very nice restoration
Hope I will be your novice.
Chanchal
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