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Nezbitten



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Cut out all pieces and pasted onto new canvas and the positioned on separate layers to do the jigsaw
Once happy that the pieces were in place I merged layers. I quickly blitzed the scratches and flecks with the clone and heal tool.
The Tape marks I selected with the manual selection tool and then levelled to the same tone as the picture. Then I fixed the edges of the tape marks with the heal and clone tool
The face. I copied and flipped and distorted the left eye to make a right eye, then lightened and dodged and burned in using a small brush the skin tones, finally I used the heal tool to get some texture back on the tone. Same with the head piece and flower on head piece from dress.
Using a large heal tool I recreated the background where needed. The bottom left was made from a section of the bottom right once I fixed it, (the right hand side) I flipped the right and pasted into the left hand side.
The Table / Chair- Again I copied and flipped the chair and cloth, and extensively rebuilt the cloth and centre piece on the cloth just using the slight suggestion of a leaf pattern. I used the four leave and cut and pasted and rotated until I had four sides of a leaf design, then cloned into the middle one of the white roses below the chair, I final tidy up by trimming the outside.

Phew!
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Lorraine

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Registered: September 2001
Location: Flemington, NJ
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1/27/2007 3:16pm

Nezbitten,

Phew is right.

This is impeccably detailed and beautiful work. Congratulations!!

Also, thanks for your description.

Lorraine
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Nezbitten

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1/27/2007 3:49pm

Thanks a lot, this photo kind of reminds me of someone holding their award at a flower arranging competition, now ive created a centre peice, and the 1931 maybe is not the year but the entry number of the entrant!

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lcramer53

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Registered: January 2007
Posts: 237
1/27/2007 7:00pm

Wow, Nezbitten! I'm speechless and it's times like this that I realize how much I don't know about restoration. Heck, I didn't even know what was on the table until your restoration . You are truly, truly talented. I can hardly wait to try the techniques you described.
Fabulous, just fabulous!

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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
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1/27/2007 10:11pm

Looks great Nezbitten. It's not often I've seen eye flips work very well, but you made it work here and kept her look. The cloth and leaf thing you built on the stool looks amazingly real, and I like how you've preserved the painted backdrop look. Minor nit-picks would be the front of the dress looks slightly mottled/dirty, and the hand on the left looks a bit old and undefined. A very nice edge to edge restoration.
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Nezbitten

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1/29/2007 7:09am

Thanks everyone for you comments. Thanks again Doug for your suggestions about the hands and dirty looking dress. You can get so absorbed in a restortion that you dont see these things, its like writing you can look at a spelling mistake for ages and not see it.

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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
1/29/2007 7:05pm

Great work on this tough restoration Nezbitten,
Like Doug, I think your work on the stool and cloth was outstanding.
The flower in her bonnet was a nice touch.

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BillFrey
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Registered: February 2006
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2/14/2007 9:04pm

Hi Nezbitten,

I agree with the comments on the table cloth, background, and hat. You've done fine work on a terribly difficult job. I don't think I'd tackle another restore like this one just for fun!

Bill
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Nezbitten

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Location: England UK
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10/12/2010 6:03am

I have quite a blog load of samples and examples with tips and tricks of my own if you want to stop by and look

photo restoration and photo repairs blog

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