RetouchPRO

Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

  Home · Search · Register  

Home » Challenges » Restoration Challenges » Restoration Challenge #52 « Previous image · Next image »
« more ·
1george-and-boys2.jpg
<<
1398boysrback.jpg
<
26718Smoking_Gentlemen.jpg
·
1590georgeboys.jpg
>
13783smoking_men.jpg
>>
· more »

Smoking Gents
Click on image to view larger image

Photo Details
happyheart


Junior Member

Registered: May 2006
Location: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 7
users gallery
Well, it looks more like a drawing than a photo, but everything in the picture was there to begin with.
This is a combination of multiple layers using multiply, linear burn, overlay, and linear dodge blend modes. As the correction made too much of a difference, I added masks to control what was being darkened or lightened. When the tones were finally balanced, I cloned an arm and leg for the left gentleman, and also cloned the background from the right side. Then I used the healing brush to blend everything together. Finally I added a Highpass layer in Overlay blend mode and a Hue Saturation layer to get the Sepia tone back.

Please let me know what you think, honestly, as I am pretty new to this and want to learn to do this correctly!
· Date: 5/26/2006 · Views: 5466 · Filesize: 81.9kb, 180.2kb · Dimensions: 1123 x 1292 ·
Additional Info
Keywords: Smoking Gents
Print View


Author
Thread  
Matt Roberts

Junior Member

Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
5/26/2006 3:00am

Fine work on this very difficult restoration.
Great job in bringing out a background.
I think having the background as grainy and gritty as the men
works far better than the blurred backgrounds.
Fixing the guy on the left gives a balanced look to the photo.

Matt
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Visit Matt Roberts's homepage! Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  
happyheart
Junior Member

Registered: May 2006
Location: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 7
5/28/2006 8:46pm

Thanks Matt! It's nice to get some feedback, as I am very new to this! I was surprised when the rocks in the background started to emerge, as the other restorations were much smoother looking. If I were to attempt the smoother look, would you have any suggestions for smoothing out the men, without loosing their features, etc? I would prefer to restore rather than replace if possible.

Betty aka Happyheart

------------------------------
Betty aka happyheart;
If it's artsy or Photoshop,
I'll give it a try!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user Visit this user's gallery  

Powered by: PhotoPost PHP vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2007 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved