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solitear



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Just lots of cloning, healing, color adjusting with selective color...... just painted over missing areas by making new layers with my brush set to overlay and 14% opacity then blurred color layer and lowered opacity of it..... changed to Lab color, selected the lightness channel then went to Filter>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask and used 20%, 60 Radius and 4 Threshold..... then reset my color mode by Image>Mode>RGB..... used Burn tool set to Midtones at 10% opacity and darkened edges..... I think that's about it...
· Date: 8/11/2006 · Views: 7666 · Filesize: 43.8kb, 187.6kb · Dimensions: 680 x 921 ·
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
8/11/2006 8:24am

Fine restoration Solitear,
The damaged eye looks great.
I like the way you have darkened the edges
and centered the lighting on grandfather's face.
The un-attractive background is not as intrusive now.

Matt
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solitear

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8/11/2006 9:57am

Thanks Matt, you're always very encourageing. . . I have an addiction to my blur filters and I'm trying to give up the habit (sometimes I get the shakes though, ha) but you're right about the background so I did blur it and darken it. . .

I hate going back and looking at some of my posts because they're especially overdone . . . I know Photoshop has a steep learning curve but I think there's a steeper learning curve for developing an "eye" for seeing what needs to be done . . . and, in my case, being able to stop messing with it....you guys on this forum are so generous with your talent and words of encouragement and you're one of the pros I glean from . . .

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havril
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8/23/2006 5:59am

Hi Solitear
Because the Photoshop tools, modes and settings are so varied it is often difficult to know or even remember many of the possibilites.
Excellent use of Photoshop on your part and the results show it.

Harvey
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solitear

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8/23/2006 9:08am

Thank you, Harvey..... that's so true about remembering things in Photoshop...... I'd forgotten how even just using a Soft Light blend mode could make a picture "pop".... I used to do that all the time and have no idea when or why I stopped...... Ha! Thanks again for your kind comment.

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sipolandis
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8/28/2006 5:08pm

I think that's a great job, Solitear. Nicely done!
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solitear

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8/29/2006 9:58am

Thank you, Sipolandis ....... I like your restoration because it is "true" to the photo and you're right about this one being difficult. . . lately, I've realized I need to be more careful about only putting back what is really in the picture to begin with...... not what I think "should" be there........ if that makes sense.... Thanks, again.

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mhkitty8880

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8/30/2006 10:31am

Wow! You did such a good job! I like the darkened edges. I had such a hard time getting the bottom edge looking acceptable,but you absiolutely pulled it off! Great work. -Meg

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solitear

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8/30/2006 11:22am

Thanks Meg, for you sweet comments and for taking the time to write!

oxox
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8/30/2006 9:10pm

No problem!! Keep up the good work! -Megs

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lurch

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8/31/2006 11:45pm

VERY nice job! Something for us newbies to live up to. You can tell how much I like your darkened edges - I stole the idea :d I'm especially envious of your technique with the overalls.

Carole

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solitear

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9/1/2006 3:40am

Hi Carole and thank you for such a nice compliment...... you just think you stole the darkened edges from me...... you actually stole them from the person I stole them from :-)

I mostly copied and pasted when doing the overalls...... they were something else, huh!

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leanan`si

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9/2/2006 8:30am

solitear,

I keep looking at this rendition in admiration. It feels warm and intimate, the gentleman's character still strong.

Whose turn is it to steal the darkened edges from now? I think I need them

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solitear

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9/2/2006 5:12pm

Hi leanan' si,

Hmmmmmm........ OK........ maybe we could turn the dark edge thing into something like "Flat Stanley"........(do you know about Flat Stanley?) we could pass them around to different people for use on other photos.......

Thank you for your thoughtful comments..... I do appreciate it.

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lurch

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9/3/2006 1:10pm

OK, I'll bite. Who/what is Flat Stanley?



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solitear

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9/3/2006 1:59pm

When I was a flight attendant, we'd go into the crew room and there'd be baskets filled with stuffed animals and attached journals. School children, who wanted to participate, would write a little something about themselves in a journal and attach it to the toy. The toys were then placed in these baskets and flight attendants, when checking in for a 4 day trip, could choose a toy to carry with them, photograph in various places around the world and write in the journal about the places that toy had been to..... when you returned from the 4 day trip, you'd return the toy to the basket for the next person....... when the journal was filled, the toy/journal was returned to the student with all sorts of adventures......

This was based on Flat Stanley which teachers started so that students would practice writing....... but, I think, there was only 1 Flat Stanley (flat for the envelope) that was passed along from student to student.

Bet that was way more than you wanted to know.... :p

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