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Lorraine
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Lorraine



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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
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Desaturated original.

Level adjustments to lighten photo.

Copied, pasted and cloned parts of the photo that I could make out, i.e., left eye, right ear, part of right eye.

Used other photos to supplement missing skin and hair. Copied, pasted, transformed and made level adjustments to blend those areas.

Adjusted the skin texture with multiple low opacity dust & scratch removal selections.

Duplicated the working layer and did an overall blurring with Neat Image to blend the mottled looked from all of the superimposing. Lowered that layer opacity and erased areas to bring some details back in.

Dodge and burn tools to create facial structure and dress contours.

Added noise to try to unflatten the look.

Hand colored photo. First, used original color photo in low opacity, color blend mode to bring in some of the original tones. The worked on separate layers, color blend mode, and painted in the final colors.

Found a floral fabric sample. Hue/Saturation adjustment on that to match original colors. On a separate layer, I copied and pasted the leaves and flowers from that over original painted areas. Duplicated that layer and ran dry brush filter. Lowered the dry brush layer opacity and merged with floral layer. Merged that to the working layer.

Used original earring, hue/saturation/color adjustment. Smudged, dodged and burned earring to create a new one. Copied right earring and adjusted that to create left earring.

Added more facial detail by selecting areas feathered at 8 and copying those selections to new layers set at either multiply or screen blend modes to create shadows and highlights.


Made a final contrast adjustment.
· Date: 4/27/2006 · Views: 5720 · Filesize: 29.0kb, 96.3kb · Dimensions: 534 x 752 ·
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Peth

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Registered: August 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 44
4/27/2006 1:24pm

Superb work Lorraine. How did I know you were going to do this one justice! Great description as well. Thankyou! You wouldn't know you'd borrowed the hair (or some of it). Expertly done all round!
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
4/27/2006 1:54pm

Hi Peth,

Thanks so much for your nice comments.

The hair actually belongs to Angelina Jolie

I'm hoping that you're going to work on this challenge, as I would love to see what you can do with it.

Thanks again,

Lorraine
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Peth

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Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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4/27/2006 2:23pm

Ha ha... poor Angelina! I've borrowed so many bits from her for my projects as well.

Yeah, I've got as far as opening the file, but that was 3 days ago lol. Will probably be alot easier now that I have some instructions
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
4/27/2006 4:24pm

Peth,

You've got me laughing now. Yeah, Angelina's very good for body parts. I'll also have to credit someone named Kelly on stock.xchng for her skin. It's awful when I have to scour the free sites looking for good photos. Not yet ready or able to pay for stock photos.

Lorraine
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
4/28/2006 2:10am

Superb work on this tricky restoration Lorraine,
Particularly the eyes, nose and mouth.
And what a fabulous dress!
I have just started on this.
Your dress makes mine look like a piece of rag.

Matt
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
4/28/2006 4:30am

Thank you, Matt.

I'm looking forward to seeing your version. I highly doubt your dress restoration will look like a rag.

Lorraine
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