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lurch



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Registered: July 2006
Location: SoCal
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What a charming photo this is!

First thing I did was crop off the border, then converted to gray scale by applying the black channel from a duplicate CMYK file to a new layer. To darken the faded/flared right side, painted with a big, low-opacity soft black brush on a new layer set to overlay. Actually, it took two of these to get the lightest parts evened out.

Merged visible, and used the new layer to fix the damage. This involved cloning, patching, and healing. Had a ball with the spot healing tool in my new Photoshop CS3 - but got lazy in the end and used the dust and scratches filter on the bush at camera left.

Corrected tonality with a curve. Merged visible to make a high-pass sharpen layer and applied a hide-all mask. With the mask active, painted over the child with a big soft white brush.

Flattened the image and sepia-toned it. Last step was to enlarge the canvas to restore the border.
· Date: 5/6/2007 · Views: 5170 · Filesize: 34.6kb, 198.4kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1147 ·
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BobJones
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Registered: February 2003
Posts: 85
5/7/2007 4:01am

Yes, it is a charming photo!

I really like the atmosphere and feel that you got out of this. If you want to refine it, there are still some defects that could have been removed and it's a bit grittier than the original. But, still, I like it.
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victoriafroud
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Registered: April 2007
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5/13/2007 9:12am

Well done lurch, you certainly got a lot of detail out of it. I've been playing around with this pic for months and thought I had taken it as far as it would go.
The left shoe was always a problem but I should have copied and pasted the right. Think I will copy your methods and retain the greyscale to see just how much detail is left.
Well done
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Dave.Cox

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Registered: February 2007
Location: GrandPrairie.TX
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5/13/2007 11:23am

Nice job, this is not an easy photo to restore.
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lurch

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Registered: July 2006
Location: SoCal
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5/13/2007 2:31pm

Thank you all! Your comments are appreciated.

BobJones: I think the grit showed up, particularly in the sharpened part, because I didn't remove all the little cracks and dust spots. Wrist got tired!

victoriafroud: That left shoe was indeed a challenge. Decided not to copy and paste the right when it started looking like the little guy was standing with his left foot rolled a little to the outside, showing some of the shoe sole.

Dave.Cox: You're so right about this one not being easy. 'Twas fun but tedious. (Until the wrist got tired - gotta use the pen tablet more!)

Carole

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Dave.Cox

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5/14/2007 8:22am

I have yet to try a pen tablet. It's on my wish list. I use the logitech track ball, as I find that I can get more precise control, and my hand doesn't get as tired. Most of the work is done with your finger tips, which feels more natural to me.
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Matt Roberts

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Australia
5/15/2007 8:07am

Good work lightening this murky photo Carol,

Carol and Dave - Two years ago I bought a Wacom.
It lives in its box on the top shelf of my wardrobe.
I find it far quicker to dart around cloning and repairing
with the mouse. Gotta try it again though.

Matt
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