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Santa's Lap
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Lorraine



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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
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The history of this photo made an impact on me. I wanted to try to bring it back as best I could.

Selective color adjustment to decrease yellow in the neutrals.
Level adjustment.
Cropped out border and left photo size as 5 x 7.
Cloning. Healing brush. Selecting good areas, copying and pasting over bad areas.
Burn and Blur tools.
Duplicated layer and applied Unsharp Mask. Layer opacity set to 53%.
Merged layers and did final tweaking – more healing brush, cloning, copying and pasting.
Resized original for posting.

· Date: 12/11/2006 · Views: 8344 · Filesize: 28.9kb, 195.5kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1098 ·
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Cassidy
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Registered: September 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,104
12/11/2006 7:41am

Great job Lorraine, did really well with the hands too, one of the aspects I found hard, retrospectively, think I'd meet you about half way on the yellow reduction

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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 219
12/11/2006 3:21pm

Thanks so much Cassidy.

Hands are extremely difficult because of the lines, highlights and shadowing. I used a lot of copying and pasting from good parts of the fingers over the damaged areas. Also burned the shadow outlines.

Thanks for your most helpful comment on the yellow cast. I thought the photo had yellowed with age, but couldn't really come up with a great solution for that problem. I like your idea of the half way reduction.

Best wishes to you for a Happy Holiday season.

Lorraine
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
12/12/2006 5:21am

Excellent restoration Lorraine,
I didn't read the history of this photo until now.
Glad you did such a good job on it.

Best wishes for Christmas and New Year

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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
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12/12/2006 8:20am

Thank you, Matt.

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lurch

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Registered: July 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 574
12/12/2006 12:44pm

Great job, Lorraine. I agree with Cassidy that the hands were masterfully done - takes an artist to do that kind of work. And the 'fur' by the left knee is a nice touch.

Carole

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Lorraine

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12/14/2006 5:54am

Thanks so much, Carole.

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Cupcake

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Registered: November 2006
Location: USA
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12/20/2006 12:03pm

Lovely work Lorraine
Happy Holidays to you .

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MaryMoore
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Registered: August 2004
Location: Bedford, England
12/30/2006 7:51pm

Excellent restoration.

How did you manage to retain the detail on the jeans? I completely lost the zipper!

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Lorraine

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Location: Flemington, NJ
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1/2/2007 6:55am

Thanks, Mary.

The jeans took more time than all the rest of the restoration

I managed to find some seaming details in the pocket area. I kept copying, pasting, distorting, dodging, burning on separate blend mode layers until those selections looked right to me.

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TaylorOK
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Registered: March 2005
Location: USA
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7/19/2007 4:47pm

Lorraine -
I printed a 4 x 6 of your work for my friend (mom of the boy in picture) back in December. It's still on her bulletin board at work so she can see it every day. Thanks for your outstanding restoration. You'll never know how much it is appreciated.
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Lorraine

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6/17/2008 8:02am

Thank you so much, Taylor. It was a pleasure for me to work on something so meaningful.

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