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OnSantasLap
On Santa's Lap
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ajcutler



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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
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This was such a great photo I wanted to take a stab at it. I worked on it around Christmas but didn't finish and left it alone for a while, and just finished it. I wanted to stay as true to the original as I could, while at the same time correcting the color fading.

1. With a levels layer took out the yellow cast in Santa's beard, hat and sleeves, and it also brightened the photo a little.
2. Did major cloning to repair the cracked areas in the photo.
3. Used a litlle amount of glaussian blur to blend skin.
4. Repaired the background with some cloning, and painting.
5. With a combination of cloning and painting, I created Santa's left knee.
· Date: 6/11/2007 · Views: 5340 · Filesize: 23.9kb, 193.4kb · Dimensions: 800 x 1086 ·
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Doug Colwell
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Registered: October 2003
Location: Alberta
Posts: 157
6/14/2007 8:51pm

Looks great Alan - spotless cleanup and adjustments not pushed too far. He does seem a little over-dressed for June though... maybe a shave, haircut, T-shirt and shorts?
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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 77
6/15/2007 9:43am

Hi Doug:

It's been a while, hope you are doing well.

Because it's June and warm, I had to promise Santa a trip back to the North Pole right after the restoration. He would not shave, get a haircut, nor wear anything but his normal attire.
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TaylorOK
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Registered: March 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 31
7/19/2007 5:29pm

Alan,
This is really beautiful work. I'm glad you came back to it. It really is a year-round photo....my friend kept the old torn one on her bulletin board all the time.
Thanks,
Taylor
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ajcutler

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Registered: August 2003
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Posts: 77
7/20/2007 8:58am

Taylor:

Thank you. As I said it was such a great photo I really felt it should be restored.

Alan
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