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lurch



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Used the green channel to convert to gray scale, then made a curve to set highlight, shadow, and contrast. That took care of the yellow stain, which was pretty much confined to the blue channel. Cropped just a titch to remove some of the edge damage.

Other than the stain and the cracks and peeling the photo was in good shape, so all that was left was a lot of cloning, healing, patching, and copy-and-paste. Some places it was hard to decide what was in the photo and what was damage. For example I had to add back in the flowers on the rear lady's hat because I thought she was a man in a suit until I got to the lower part of the image and discovered her skirt! Finished up with a pretty strong sharpen layer with opacity cut back to 95%.

It looks good sepia-toned too, but the black and white seemed to fit the occasion better. I liked the celebratory formality set against the gritty background.

Carole
· Date: 4/29/2007 · Views: 5319 · Filesize: 32.1kb, 88.9kb · Dimensions: 800 x 475 ·
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Guy Thomas

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Registered: April 2007
Location: Baghdad, IQ
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4/30/2007 6:42am

I like it a lot!

You did a great job recreating the missing background information. And the mustached fellows shoes look awesome.

-Guy
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lurch

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Registered: July 2006
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4/30/2007 1:50pm

Thanks much, Guy. Those shoes were a challenge - couldn't tell if they should be 'black' or 'brown' - so I took my cue from Conan's shoe. Also lighter was easier

Overall, it was a fun image to restore. I really appreciated not having to deal with millions of microcracks or massive mold infestation.

Carole

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Grafixman
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Registered: April 2007
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4/30/2007 3:13pm

I agree. Mold spots are a pain! Sometimes you have to clone and heal one pixel at a time!

Very nice job.
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
5/1/2007 7:17am

Fine restoration Carol,
Looks great in black and white.
I like the way you have corrected faded tones with curves.
And strong sharpening works well with this photo.

Gee these old photographers did wonderful group portraits.

Matt
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lurch

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5/4/2007 11:11am

Thanks for your kind words, Matt. I'm having great fun learning to work with curves.

I'm always impressed with the skill (artistic and technical) of the early photographers. Some of those old images are marvelous!

Carole

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toe

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Registered: May 2007
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5/18/2007 6:57am

G'day lurch.
I like you'r restoration very much. You did a very good job on the boots!
I could'nt handle it so i cheated. Very well done.
P.S. Do you think the little girl's arm is covered in vail, or is that an inperfection? The more you look at these pic's thr more you get los
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Janet Petty

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8/9/2007 11:40pm

Lurch, you have outdone yourself. Very nice job!

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thepcmouse
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Registered: December 2002
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2/10/2009 3:19pm

I know this is from '07 but praise is never too late. Awesome work. Coloring is great, detail is sharp, just really love the way it looks. You did an outstanding job. I bet if it was printed out it would look like it was taken yesterday.
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